Jury members of CYRKULACJE 2022:


Aurelia Cats

Artist, company manager, talent scout,  vice president of “Viktor Kee Foundation”, golden medalist Festival du Cirque De Demain and Monte Carlo








Declan Mee

head juggling teacher at Die Etage Berlin — Schule der darstellenden Künste e.V. from 2010 to 2022 and the director of the contemporary circus department from 2014 to 2020. He founded and directs Katapult, a creation, education, and performance space for contemporary performing arts in Berlin. He teaches feedback methodology and works as an outside eye and artistic consultant for performance projects. Co-author of «Notes on Creation» — a book about the creative process in contemporary circus.




Jadwiga Grabowska (Majewska)

critic, theoretician, curator, president of the Open Forum of the Communities of the Art of the Dance




Jamil Tafazzolian

Illusionist, choreographer, musician, actor and culture manager. Founder and artistic director of La Poesia in Zurich, a project presenting small stage forms and bringing together outstanding artists from around the world.


Karolina Rozwód

Iberist and culture manager, connected with the International Theater Festival «Konfrontacje Teatralne», Culture Foundation, TVP Kultura and the Polish Film Institute. Since 2011, the director of the Old Theater in Lublin (Teatr Stary w Lublinie).


Mara Pavula

Head of Rigas Cirks and also Director of Riga Circus School. She is reguarly producing, publishing articles and giving lectures about circus for different partners in Baltics and abroad. Passionate about the development of contemporary circus and its potential to stimulate social justice and inclusion she is also elected steering committee member of Baltic Nordic Circus Network and Circostrada Network.



Sandra Wawer

Artistic Director GOP Showconcept. Together with her team, she is responsible for around 25 different show productions from all over the world, as well as various guest performances and events. The GOP Variety Theater is considered the most successful variety company in Europe and works with many thousands of artists and creative people.




Samuel Roy

Samuel started dabbling in the circus world at the age of 7, when he developed a passion for juggling and acrobatics. After completing his professional studies at the National Circus School in Montreal, he began working as an artist on various projects and shows worldwide, for Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize, Cavalia and many other world-renowned companies. In 2014 he joined the Casting team of  Cirque du Soleil in 2014, now he holds the position of «Senior casting advisor for shows in creation».



 Steffi Haberl

Creative Director, Palazzo Produktionen GmbH in Germany. Steffi has gained her knowledge in the field of circus and dinner shows according to the motto “learning by doing” in almost 20 years, she has been working for Palazzo. She began her career in 1999 as intern working in her hometown Freiburg, in the South of Germany, for the dinner show Palazzo Colombino as well as for the “Internationales WeihnachtsZirkusFestival” under the direction of Mr. Clemens Zipse.



Tobias Fiedler

teacher, director, and producer. Founder and artistic director of the SOLyCIRCO festival, artistic director of Zartinka. Director of the spectacle of graduates of the State Circus School in Berlin