Acting Teacher at Laboratorium Meisnera in Warsaw (2012-Present), The Actors Temple in London (since 2016).
Founder and teacher at ActingOnline (since 2020).
President of Act 4 Art Foundation im, Meisnera.
Sylwia is currently teaching Meisner Technique for actors and elements of Meisner Technique for directors, casting directors, writers and vocalists. Apart from teaching in acting studios in Poland and UK she's worked in Switzerland (FOCAL) and for repertoire theaters in Katowice and Rzeszów, festivals such as Transatlantic Festival and even for businesses (Elavon, Toyota).
Sylwia's unique mix of gentle, compassionate and the same time has a firm and uncompromising style. She supports her students to expand their ability to be authentic and access their true and deep emotions in their work.
After my full time modeling career and performing in 2 feature films I decided to take acting more seriously and to train and study in the subject. I moved to London to study The Method acting (2007-09), mostly under Giles Foreman. I learned a lot.
But I felt something was still missing.
Then I observed my friend participating in Meisner Technique class and I felt this is it! The students were authentic, cried and laughed for real and took me on their journey. Things were not acted, things were really happening. I've heard tfor the first time famous Meisner's quote which stile my heart and imagination:
'Acting is the ability to live truthfully under given imaginary circumstances'.
So I've joined the Actors Temple and in 2009-11 I trained under Simon Furness and Tom Radcliffe.
I returned to Poland in 2011 with no intention to teach, but other actors asked me to share what I had learned, so in 2012
I found myself teaching other people and also coming to London to observe Simon’s classes regularly. A little later in 2012,
I established my own acting studio in Warsaw: the Laboratorium Meisnera.
In the meantime, I’ve also directed two projects: a 30 minute film ‘Homo Geminus’ and a 15 minute one called ‘No Easy Way Out’.