Joanna Leśnierowska is a Polish dance curator, dramaturge and performance-maker. She was one of the first professional dance writers for leading Polish theatre journals, published on Polish dance abroad and lectured on choreography at the University of Poznan and Jagiellonian University in Cracow. In 2004 she founded a dance space and choreographic development center within Art Stations Foundation / Stary Browar Art Centre in Poznań. She regularly invites international avant-garde choreographers and intensively supports the creations and professional development of Polish choreographers and dancers. From 2011 until 2014, she was a member of the program advisory board of the Music and Dance Institute in Warsaw.
Parallel to her curatorial work, Lesnierowska develops a practice as dramaturge and performance artist. She worked with artists such as Arkadi Zaides, Lia Haraki, Márta Ladjánszki, Jurij Konjar, Janusz Orlik, Renata Piotrowska and Maria Stokłosa. She was the co-founder of the performance collective Towarzystwo Gimnastyczne / Gymnastic Society, within which she created whatever you wish (2003), Foreignlanguagesness (2005) and NOTHING (2007). In 2011 she created her first own performance, Reconstruction. In 2013 she worked with Janusz Orlik on Insight, which was awarded the Best Choreography prize at the Polish Dance Platform in 2014.