I am French and have lived in Poland since 2009. I came here to create a library of games. The goal was not to play – the games were just a pretext allowing people to meet up. In addition to games, I organise interactive performances and puppet shows. In 2011, I founded the Ludoteka Roszada Foundation (older name of Projekt Walizka). For 2 years I conducted a radio program called Musique Francophone at IMI RADIO in Warsaw. I graduated from the Institut National d’Expression, de Création, d’Art et Thérapie (INECAT) in Paris. I am an art therapist with the clown-therapy specialisation in music, theater and marionettes. I work at the Polish-French school La Fontaine. For several years I play music and sing in different bands and projects. Music and encounters with people are my passions.
For many years I worked in corporations, but when my daughter was born, I decided to dedicate myself to what I really love – working with children and young people. In 2011, I founded a language school “Dzieci na językach – francuski od najmłodszych lat”. I am interested in neurodidactics which helps me a lot in preparing for lessons and classes. For 1.5 years I co-created a radio broadcast Musique Francophone pour les enfants for IMI RADIO. I’m a French teacher by profession. I graduated from UMCS in Lublin and I have a master’s degree in Marketing and Advertising at the Academy of Humanities Aleksandra Gieysztora in Pułtusk. In Projekt Walizka I co-create workshops and I am responsible for advertising.
By education, I have a degree in English Philology; at heart I’m a teacher and creator of materials and solutions for English language teaching and learning. I’m fascinated by people and the relationships between one another. I believe that growth comes from diversity – of views, opinions and the environments in which we happen to grow up – and openness to others. Each of us contributes something unique and this is why each meeting can be invaluable. We never know what impact it will have on us and on others. As Steve Job once said: ‘You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.’ Only time can reveal the real meaning of events. Opennes to others and to the unexpected makes our lives richer. This is my philosophy and so far it has served me well.
Fairy tales and stories have been a part of my life since childhood. Today, I tell the stories about the culture of the Polish Jews to adults as well as children in the Museum of History of Polish Jews Polin where I work as a guide. I find the inspiration to create my own stories during my travels.
I often visit the same places, especially Canada. This is where I fell in love with English and French. I became a translator and interpreter so I can be sure that the most valuable ideas expressed in one language could become part of another. I enjoy translating books and interpreting meetings with artists the most.
I believe that to meet another human being and have a glimpse into their world can be the most beautiful journey, accessible to all.