Katarzyna Skarpteowska (Lar Lubovitch repertoire)

Skarpteowska first worked with the Lubovitch Company in 2007.  She started dancing at age 13 in her native city of Warsaw, Poland. Two years later, she was cast in a first ever Polish musical Metro, directed and choreographed by Janusz Jozefowicz with music by Janusz Stoklosa. In April 1992, the show had its Broadway premiere, the 15-year-old Skarpetowska was the youngest cast member. In 1995, she enrolled in the NYC High School of Performing Arts, graduated, and then went on to study at the prestigious Julliard School under the direction of Benjamin Harkarvy. After graduating with a BFA in Dance, she joined Parsons Dance where from 1999 until 2006 she performed lead roles in the company’s repertoire. From 2006 until 2008, Skarpetowska was a guest member of The Battleworks Dance Company founded by her former colleague at Parsons Dance and the present artistic director of The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Robert Battle. From 2007 until 2014, she danced for the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. She has had the privilege of working as a repetiteur and assistant choreographer to Lar Lubovitch, David Parsons, and Robert Battle. Her own choreography has been performed by Richmond Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater II, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Parsons Dance, Buglisi Dance Theater, Hubbard Street 2, Houston Metdance, Big Muddy Dance Company, Owen/Cox Dance Group, and Bruce Wood Dance Project, among others. In recognition for her choreographic efforts, she was named Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2016. Skarpetowska is also a freelance teacher holding workshops throughout the world.