Łukasz Zięba, a native of Kraków, Poland, former professional gymnast, graduated from L’Art de la Danse Cracow Dance Academy. He was the winner of the Best Solo Award at the Dance World Cup in Villach, Austria in 2012 and shortly after moved to New York City to study at The Ailey School on a full scholarship.
Łukasz danced with The Metropolitan Opera, Emery Lecrone Dance and later in 2015 joined Aspen Santa Fe Ballet where he performed works by Jiri Kylian, Jorma Elo, Cayetano Soto, Alejandro Cerrudo and Nicolo Fonte. He is currently based in New York City working as a freelance artist, most recently with Company XIV and Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. Łukasz performs, teaches and creates dance, and in the meantime explores topics of human consciousness, spirituality and philosophy.
Łukasz has made several original works. Throughout his career as a performer he has also been expressing his creative talent in the field of choreography. He choreographed on Poland’s 'So You Think You Can Dance’ in 2015, as well as presented his creations at various festivals in the US and Poland. In June 2018 Łukasz was part of Hong Kong International Choreography Festival where he created and performed his new work ‘human chromosome #2’. He is also a founder, creative artist and choreographer of ACE Dance Concept that exists between New York and Paris.
Łukasz shares with students his passion for movement and choreography appearing as a guest faculty at Joffrey Ballet School, Man In Motion and Kraków Choreographic Centre among others.
Łukasz, through his work, hopes to inspire people to connect with the parts of themselves that we might have forgotten about but, are crucial to understand of who are we and why are we here.