Katarzyna Skiba – dance researcher and educator, a member of Warsaw Laboratory of Kinetography. She holds a PhD in cultural studies and MA in Indology from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her doctoral thesis was focused on the issue of national identity in South Asian dance. She conducted several research projects, funded by the Jagiellonian University (Faculty of Philosophy), École française d’Extrême-Orient, National Science Centre (Poland) and Polish Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport. She is an author of 15 scientific papers devoted to dance history, anthropology and aesthetics. She was trained in Kathak, Flamenco, Oriental Dance and American Tribal Style. Currently she works at the ‘Mazowsze’ National Folk Songs and Dance Ensemble.