In 1983 Jacek Szczytowski graduated from the State Ballet School in Poznań.
From 1983 to 1983 he worked as a dancer at the Stanisław Moniuszko Grand Theatre in Poznań. From 1990 to 1991 he was employed as a dancer at the Grand Theatre in Warsaw. Then, between 1991 and 1997, he worked abroad.
From 1997 to 1998 he was a ballet coryphée at the Stanisław Moniuszko Grand Theatre in Poznań. Subsequently, from 1999 to 2000 he worked as a coryphée of ballet at the Opera and Operetta in Szczecin (Opera at the Castle in Szczecin).
Szczytowski’s major roles included parts in Jerry Bock’s Fiddler on the Roof (choreography: Borys Slovak, direction: Jan Maciejowski, January 14, 1984, Stanisław Moniuszko Grand Theatre in Poznań), Vaslav/Vaslav’s friend in Boris Asafyev’s The Fountain of Bakhchysarai (choreographer’s assistants: Eleonora Panek-Dondajewska, Artur Romanienko; direction: Julamey Scott, Jurij Papko; June 2, 1984, Stanisław Moniuszko Grand Theatre in Poznań), Pentheus in Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice (choreography: Emil Wesołowski, direction: Ryszard Peryt; January 17, 1987, Stanisław Moniuszko Grand Theatre in Poznań), Masked Dancer in Krzysztof Penderecki’s The Black Mask (direction: Ryszard Peryt; October 25, 1987, Stanisław Moniuszko Grand Theatre in Poznań), solo part in Curtain Up! (choreography, direction: Miroslaw Różalski; June 9, 1990, Stanisław Moniuszko Grand Theatre in Poznan) and Espada in Ludwig Minkus’ Don Quixote (choreography and direction: Andrzej Glegolski; December 1, 1990, Grand Theatre in Warsaw).
Following his passing, Szczytowski was buried in his hometown of Głogów on April 1, 2023.