Magda Prichodko started attending classic dance classes in her home town Czestochowa in Poland at the age of 7. Her dancing background started in ballet, jazz, modern jazz, disco dance, acrobatics, hip hop and contact-improvisation. Her dance path eventually connected her with Luis Vasquez, with whom she teaches at local and international dance festivals – including LatinWeekend 2019!
In 2005, together with the Polish disco dance group V2, she took 4th place in World Disco Dance Championship. The same year she accidentally dropped by a salsa club in Warsaw and fell in love with salsa at once. Six months later she joined Salsa Libre team, becoming performer and salsa teacher. Together with Salsa Libre she has performed on many stages in Poland and abroad.
In January 2009 she accepted the invitation of the biggest Norwegian latin school Salsakompaniet and moved to Oslo. She has been teaching and performing with such names as Jazzy Ruiz, Alexis Ruiz and Luis Vazquez. During those years she has established her position of leading female salsa artist in Scandinavia and one of the best in Europe. In 2017 she moved to Trondheim to take the position of head instructor in SalsaNor. She choreographs and coaches several dance teams in Norway (including Groovin Dance Company, Groovi’n’Heels and SalsaNor Student Teams). She travels internationally for dance workshops, dance choreography bootcamps and performances.
She is known for her unique expressive dance style, musicality and social dance skills. She enjoys dancing latin dances, swing as well as jazz and contact-improvisation. But social dancing remains always her greatest love, bringing joy of connection and improvisation on the dance floor.
Magda best describes her teacher’s role herself: dance gives me the opportunity to share enthusiasm and enjoyment with others, show them new ways of discovering themselves. Nurturing people to discover the passion in themselves brings me incredible satisfaction! So what is dance for me? It is simply my way of life 🙂