dr hab.

Klaudia Carlos-Machej

prof. UMFC


From 2019 Dean of the Faculty of Dance, Doctor of Humanities, Doctor of Musical Arts, dancer and choreographer. Graduate of the ballet pedagogy specialisation at the Faculty of Music Education of the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (UMFC) (1995), postgraduate studies in journalism at the Institute of Political Science and Journalism of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (2001) and Postgraduate Studies in Cultural Management in the European Union Structures at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2017). As a lecturer at the Chopin Academy of Music since 1995, from 2012 to 2019 she was the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Choral Conducting, Music Education, Church Music, Rhythm and Dance at the UMFC.  Graduate of the State Ballet School in Poznań (1990). Dancer in the T. Sygietyński State Folk Song and Dance Ensemble "Mazowsze" (1990-1995), mime dancer and dance teacher in the Warsaw Chamber Opera (1996-2011). She specialises in Polish national dances. Since 2014 she has been conceptually responsible for the Polish Dance Forum, an event held periodically at the UMFC.

Solo parts in pantomimes, opera-ballets and operas by the Warsaw Chamber Opera: Galimatias Musicum KV 32, Le petits riens KV 299b, KV 299c, music by W.A. Mozart, dir. by R. Peryt - Bianca; Pantalon e Colombina KV 416, mus. by W.A. Mozart, dir. J. Klonowski - Colombina; Pimpinione, music by G. Telemann, dir. J. Stokalska; Il ballo delle ingrate, music by C. Monteverdi, dir. R. Peryt; Alceste, music by J.B. Lully, dir. J.C. Malgloire, R. Agnel; Eugene Onegin, music by P. Tchaikovsky, dir. R. Peryt; Misery Made Happy, music by M. Kamienski, dir. J. Stokalska; Julius Caesar, music by G.F. Haendel, dir. M. Grzesiński. Participation in performances of the Warsaw Chamber Opera: Venus and Adonis, music by J. Blow, dir. R. Peryt; Il Sant'Alessio, music by S. Landi, dir. R. Peryt; Dido and Aeneas, music by H. Purcell, dir. H. Purcell, dir. by R. Peryt; Tetide in Sciro, mus. by D. Scarlatti, dir. by J. Stokalska; L'Amfiparnaso, mus. by O. Vecchi, dir. by G. Pimpiglione; Don Pasquale, mus. by G. Donizetti, dir. by J. Stokalska; Il barbiere di Siviglia, music by G. Rossini, dir. J. Stokalska; The Italian Girl in Algiers, music by G. Rossini, dir. J. Stokalska; Semiramide, music by G. Rossini, dir. J. Stokalska; The Magic Flute, music by W.A. Mozart, dir. Mozart, dir. J. Stokalska; Jenufa, music by L. Janacek, dir. J. Stokalska; Balthazar, music by Z. Krauze, dir. R. Peryt; Qua vadis, music by B. Matuszczak, dir. J. Stokalska; Antigone, music by Z. Rudziński, dir. J. Kilian.

Publications: "Aspiration”: Direction of Dance. Warsaw, 1(35)/2014; "Вестник" Академии Русского балета им. А.Я. Вагановой / "Vestnik": The tradition of the Russian classical dance school in Polish ballet education. Methodological contacts. St. Petersburg 2015, No. 6 (41); "Philosophical Education": Fitness of body and spirit in antiquity. Special issue. Warsaw 2016; Polish national dances as a cultural value in the era of partitions.  Warsaw 2018; The relationship between dance and music during the loss of Polish statehood in the years 1795-1918, Accelerando, Belgrade Center for Music and Dance 2024.

Publication editor: E. Raczyńska-Warzec: Classical dance lesson in class V (DVD), Warsaw 2017; D. Piasecka: Ballet literature. Play pattern (DVD), Warsaw 2017; Polish Dances. Polonaise, krakowiak. Warsaw, 2016; Polish Dances. Kujawiak, oberek. Warsaw 2020.

Choreographic works: Mazur Halka by St. Moniuszko, UMFC / Grand Theatre - National Opera (2023), Krakowiak muz. K. Szymanowski (2022), Zaloty muz. M. Szymanowska (2021), Concerto Staropolski, muz. R. Twardowski, T. Sygietyński State Folk Song and Dance Ensemble "Mazowsze" (2019), Mazur Halka by St. Moniuszko Wrocław Opera (2018); Mazur muz. M. Szymanowska, Forum of Polish Dances UMFC (2016), Krakowiak muz. R. Smoczyński, Polish Dances Forum (2015), Mazur from The Wedding in Ojców, mus. Karol Kurpiński, UMFC (2013), Three Graces traditional Spanish music, UMFC (2010); In the Manor House of the Nobility music by M. Szymanowska, K. Kurpiński, M. K. Ogiński, UMFC (2006).

Klaudia Carlos-Machej has continuously worked as a journalist and TV presenter since 1994 (TVP2, TVP Polonia, TVP Kultura, TVP1, TVN, TVN 24, WOT). She is the author of a number of programs promoting dance and music, including the Baletownik series (TVP Kultura) featuring prominent Polish dancers and dancers, as well as broadcasts devoted to the achievements of ballet reformer J. G. Noverre, particularly his eleven-volume manuscript stored in the Drawing Room of the University Library in Warsaw.