KATARZYNA SCRIPPS

 

Kasia was born in Poland and at the age of 3 her family moved to Sweden.
When she was 10 she was accepted into the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and graduated 8 years later.


During her years at school she was, in 1995 and 1997, a finalist in the Eurovision Competition for young dancers. She was also a finalist in the prestigious Prix de Lausanne representing Sweden as well as winner of the International Ballet Seminar in Copenhagen.

After graduating Kasia was offered a contract with the Royal Swedish Ballet, in Stockholm. For the  following 10 years she danced all the major classical ballets and most modern and neo-classical works including soloist parts in Swan Lake, La Bayadère, Nutcracker, Giselle, Manon and Sleeping Beauty.

She danced works by; John Cranko, Sir Kenneth MacMillian, August Bournonville, Natalia Makarova, Paul Taylor, Dame Beryl Grey, Merce Cunningham, Per Johnson, Christopher Hampson, Birgit Cullberg and George Balanchine.


As well as working with choreographers ; Nacho Duato, Jiri Kylian, Alexander Ekman, Pär Isberg, Krzysztof Pastor, William Forsyth, Sir Peter Wright, John Neumeier and Mats Ek.

Kasia then joined Les Ballet de Monte-Carlo with Jean-Christophe Maillot between 2007-2013, where she danced his neoclassical creations and works. Whilst there she toured; Brazil, N.Y, Los Angeles, Washington D.C, Canada, China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Romania, Hungary, Hong Kong, Israel, Slovenia, Slovakia, Holland, Spain,  Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Lebanon, Switzerland and Syria.


In 2012 Kasia joined  Synonyme Dance Company in Monaco , as a freelance dancer.

Kasia then returned to Royal Swedish Ballet for another 4 years where she danced in one of her last big creations of Mats Eks “Juliet & Romeo”that was a mega success not only in Sweden but on tour to Sadlers Wells in London, L’Opera Garnier in Paris and others.

She then became a mother to her son and retired.

As well as performing at The Royal Opera House, Kasia also danced many pieces with the Royal Swedish Ballet at Drottningholm Theatre including ; Semiramis, Fiskarena, Don Juan and Cupido.
In 2007, she received the Drottningholm Award from Her Majesty Queen Silvia.
Kasia has also participated at the Nobel banquet and at the Swedish Emmys with heavy metal band Entombed.

Besides dancing, Kasia has had the honour of hosting “Dance Evening “ on SVT with actor Svante Thurnberg. As well as filming a solo short movie for SVT called “Historical Striptease,”which travelled to several European film festivals including Berlinale.

Kasia is a certified Pilates teacher of the full classical mat  repertoire of The Pilates Standard by Bob Liekens/ Petra Karlsson.

Kasia speaks Swedish, English, Polish and French