Artistic Director & Choreographer
Paulina Tul Ortyl, founder, director, and choreographer, has been the driving force behind the Echoes of Poland since 1967. Her enthusiasm, energy and dedication to the performance of Polish folk dances and songs have given appreciative audiences through the United States, Canada, and Poland, the satisfaction of seeing and hearing the essence of absolute beauty. Because of her untiring drive and inspiration, the ensemble was awarded first prize from a field of sixty-four competitors at the Rzeszow, Polish Folk Festival in 1980. Said one reviewer, " By the end of the performance, everyone in the audience was tapping feet or clapping hand to the infectious rhythms."
Paulina was born and educated in Poland. She has a degree in dance choreography from the prestigious Catholic University of Lublin.