Magdalena Jarkowiec

Magdalena Jarkowiec is an Austin choreographer, sculptor, costumer, and dance educator. Her work is bright, exuberant, and irreverent and her choreographic projects rely heavily on her skills as a sculptor and costumer. Magdalena's work centers on the themes of family, nostalgia, and the body, and it always aims to engage and delight. Her choreography has appeared at The Off Center, The Salvage Vanguard Theater, and in Frontera Fest’s Mi Casa es su Teatro. Her most recent work, an evening-length trio entitled Us Kids Are Alone in the House, debuted at The Salvage Vanguard Theater in March 2016 to packed and exuberant audiences. Magdalena's sculptures have been exhibited widely indoors and out including at Austin's Dimension Gallery and at City Hall.  She has created costumes locally for Rosalyn Nasky, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Sharon Marroquin, Jennifer Hart, Michelle Ulerich, Ellen Bartel, Charles Anderson, and UT’s department of Theater and Dance. She is a frequent collaborator with New York’s Netta Yerushalmy and had the pleasure of costuming Netta’s Helga and the Three Sailors which the New Yorker described as a “perfect dance.”