Artistic Directors

Artistic Directors

Polanie has has a proud history of obtaining exceptionally talented Artistic Directors, and each of them have had a significant impact upon advancing Polanie's core objectives of attaining Polish dance excellence, promoting Canadian multiculturalism, and being ambassadors of Polish culture in Canada and representing the organization internationally.

Patryk Jabłoński

2019- Present

Patryk Jabłoński is a former dancer of Polish Song and Dance Ensemble “Szczecinianie” and also Folk Song and Dance Ensemble of Warsaw University “Warszawianka”. During his time in Poland, he was the President for over three years of the Association of Folklore Lovers and Polish National Dances “Pokolenia Kultury”. Patryk’s expertise in Polish Folklore is recognized by CIOFF (Conseil International des Organisations de Festivals de Folklore et d’Art Traditionnels). In addition to his professional achievements, Patryk completed two years of college – The Mazovia Institute of Culture in Warsaw and he is a certified Instructor of Polish folk dance. As an Artistic Director of Polanie, he brought his attention to technique and took our ensemble to a new level.

Ewa Bielecka

(2018 - Jan-2019)


Jesse Wilms

(2015 - 2017)


Bartosz Kornacki

(2015 - 2016)


Majka Kowalczyk

(2014 - 2015)


Sandro Barbosa

(2010 - 2014)


Ewa Piórko

(2009 - 2010)


Patti Czerski

(2005 - 2009)


Maya Skalińska

(1997 -2004, 2009)


Marek Skaliński

(1985 -1997)


Sr. Alojza (Krystyna Cichowicz)

(1977 - 1985)