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Marek Cholewa

Marek Cholewa is Associate Professor of Dance at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. He obtained his Master’s Degree as Repetiteur/Choreographer in 1982 from the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatoire in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Prior to that, he studied at the National School of Ballet in Poznan, Poland.  He has served as assistant artistic director, master teacher, repetiteur, and choreographer for the National Ballet of Panama.  From 1983 to 1985, he was the Dance Advisor for the Latin-American Dance Chapter to the Panamanian Ministry of Culture. As a professional choreographer, Mr. Cholewa’s work has been performed throughout the United States, Central and South America, and Europe.  Among his many original works are the ballet-oratorio The Messiah, Simple Symphony, Danzon, and Dreaming with Open Eyes.

Marek Cholewa’s areas of special expertise are the full Vagaonova syllabus (Russian Ballet Technique), and XIX century classical ballet repertoire.  In a collaboration spanning nearly two decades, he has reconstructed and restaged several ballets for Alexandra Ballet, including Les Sylphides, Giselle, Swan Lake Act II, Le Jardin Animče (from Le Corsaire), La Fille Mal Gardče, and The Sleeping Beauty. 

In 2001, he was made the recipient of an award from the Fulbright Program. As a Fulbright Scholar, Mr. Cholewa traveled to Eastern Europe to research, record, and preserve historical character dances of the region.

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