Małgorzata Osypińska

Born in Poland, currently residing in Bergen. Professional figure skater, dancer, choreographer, as well as dance and figure skating pedagogue. Former competitive figure skater at an international level.


Graduated from Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw - a Choreography and Dance Theory program (MA), under Klaudia Carlos-Machej, PhD, DSc and from WSU University in Kielce (Poland) - a Dance program (BA), under Zofia Rudnicka PhD, DSc. Throughout the years, she has taken part in numerous workshops and courses at valued institutions, such as Kielce Dance Theatre, Silesian Dance Theatre (now Rozbark Theatre), Terpsichore Ballet Studio, Neoclassica Ballet Center, Bergen Dansesenter, Bårdar Dance Institute and others. 


She has performed at various theatre scenes, skating and dance shows, events, festivals, commercials, TV shows and motion - capture sessions in Poland, Malta, China, Norway and Sweden. Among the most interesting were: a soloist role in Circus on Ice in Marsa, Malta, where she has also been a talk - show guest in popular ´One Night Stand´ series ; a motion - capture sessions for ´The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt´ video game, for the character Ciri ; a role of a figure skater in an episode of Polish detective TV -series, for TVN station ; commercial - shooting for Polish cable TV company ´Vectra´ ; performing at a ´Glacier Bay´ ice rink opening in Kanton (Guangzhou), China - and many more.


In Bergen in particular, she performed as a dancer at an ´Arctic Hysteria´ exhibition by Amelia Beavis - Harrison, portraying the role of Catherine The Great in the Visningsrommet at USF Verftet, as well as with Vestland Danseteater, in their production ´Stains and Platter´. She has also worked as dancer for Norwegian vocalists Camilla North and Anne Hvidsten.
As a figure skater, she has performed in Bergen -area since 2019, recently completing a Norway-tour with her company Nordic Ice Theatre with the performance ´Melting Point´.


As a choreographer, she has created a vast number of dance performances and competitive skating programs for all the age groups (from Juvenile through Junior to Adult) of dance and skating clubs in Poland, Czech Republic and Norway, since 2007. Two full productions (2022 VOD ´Winter Tales´ as well as 2023 ´Melting Point´) by Nordic Ice Theatre were also choreographed and directed by Osypinska. In 2019 she tried her hand for the first time at composition of stage movement and choreography for an opera, working on  ´At Dawn´ by S.Binicki, directed by Serbian artist J. Solunovć-Mitrović (the piece being Mitrović´s final PhD project). On this occasion, Malgorzata also led movement workshops for opera students of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Nis, Serbia. She has also choreographed or co-choreographed most of the pieces she has taken part in as a performer.  


She had also a successful career as a competitive skater, being a multiple silver and bronze medalist of Polish Championships ; being silver medalist (2003) and winning (2002, 2004) European Criterium International Competition in Poland ; placing 4th (2002) at European Criterium International Competition in Czech Republic; placing 9th at European Friendship Cup in Germany ; 5th at European Friendship Cup in Italy -among other great results throughout her career, from the Juvenile, up to the Junior category. Trained with Elżbieta Czernecka and Stanislav Sciskala (Czech National Representatives´ trainer) as her main coaches.


As a coach herself, holding Ministry of Sports - approved instructor license, she has been a part of skating clubs in Sosnowiec (Poland), Krakow (Poland), Cieszyn (Poland) and Trinec (Czech Republic), working with the former Czech National Representatives, as well as coach of Czech National Representatives´ - Czeslaw Sciskala. She has taken part in many seminars with internationally acclaimed coaches and former skaters, such as Tomas Verner, Brian Orser, Rafael Arutyunyan, Alexander Vedenin, Victor Kudriavtsev, Tom Zakrajsek, Vladimir Dvojnikov, while being a Team Manager and a Guest on ISU Development Project series, as well as at the camps of the clubs she has been working at. 


Malgorzata is currently a dance pedagogue at Øygarden Kulturskule in Øygarden, Norway and the director, performer and choreographer of Nordic Ice Theatre.

PHOTO CREDIT: Roger Azzopardi