Meet Polish fashion model, dancer and actress Agnieszka Aldona Artych


Agnieszka Aldona Artych, also known as Agnes Artych is a Polish fashion model, dancer and actress. Born in Siedlce, Poland.

Artych holds a B.A. In German Language and Literature from Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland, a second B.A. in Dance from Kielce University of Arts and Science, as well as a postgraduate degree in Culture and Media Studies from the Gdansk Atheneum. Artych studied at Stella Adler School of Acting in New York.

Artych was a full-time dancer in the Kielecki Teatr Tańca after completing her studies.

In 2010 Artych, together with Bartosz Kondracki, won a grant from Gdanski Festiwal Tanca.and produced a theater performance Ad Infinitum.

Artych started her modeling career in 2010, by getting into finals of a popular Polish reality show Super Models. She is represented by STATE Management. She has done a variety of modeling work, from editorial photo shoots for L’Officiel Schweiz, Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Dark Beauty Magazine, Garage Magazine, Nylon Magazine, Lucy’s Magazine, Archive Magazine, Washington Life Magazine and many others to more conventional commercial shoots for Conair,KFC, Crown Royal, as well as countless runways and campaigns.

A little bit about me:

I was born in Siedlce, Poland. My mom is a retired teacher and principal at a school in Siedlce. I have two older sisters and one younger. The oldest one is a chemist. The second one is a math teacher. The youngest one is in medical school.

The proper education in our family is very important. Even though I always wanted to dance, working on a stage, my mom didn’t allow me to do so without getting a degree in a different major. The reason why I had to study simultaneously at two universities. After graduating high school I moved to Kielce, where I was studying, working as a dance teacher, and taking classes at the Kielce Dance Theater where soon after I was offered a position of a dancer.

With a lot of tears, perseverance, and hard work I stepped into a big Art World. I have partaken in a lot of dance festivals and workshops in Poland. I studied under the supervision of Elżbieta and Grzegorz Pańtak. I took classes with Bill Goodson, Ira Nadia Kodiche, Thierry Verger, Alain Bernard, Zofia Rudnicka, and others. I wrote my B.A. thesis from Kielce University of Arts and Science about Tanzeather Pina Bausch. The second B.A. thesis from Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce was about the history and transformation of modern dance in Europe. After completing my degrees I moved to Gdańsk, Poland, where I got a position in a Baltic Dance Theater at the Baltic Opera.

I spent there 2 years in total. I received a postgraduate degree in Culture and Media Studies from the Gdansk Atheneum as well as accreditation in Dance and Acting at the Union of Artists of the Polish Stage. After finishing my two seasons at the Baltic Opera I was scouted on Facebook by a model agent. I went to Istanbul Turkey for my first modeling contract. I spent there 3 months, working for Perge Jewels, Burce Bekrek, and many other brands. After that, I went back home to Poland.

I became the face of Polish Fashion Week in 2013. I was on the cover of Hebe Magazine in 2014. I won a Bell Cosmetic Beauty competition. I was a finalist at the Supermodels modeling reality tv program. After that, I came to New York to visit my friend. I fall in love with the city and decided to try my luck in modeling here. I packed my suitcase and moved to NYC with almost no money in my pocket. I visited almost every single agency in NY.

I went for every open call I could find on the Internet. I got several modeling contracts to choose from, but in the end, I decided to sign with ADAM Models (which later changed a name to MSA Models and now it’s STATE Management). I have been with the same agency for years now. I successfully did 14 NY Fashion Weeks, lots of campaigns, lookbooks, and commercials. For several years I was working with Marc Erwin Babej – a German-American photographer.

I co-produced many of his works: Yesterday-Tomorrow, Mischlinge, Unser Afrika. Works of Babej were shown in many museums all around the world. In 2019 I started taking classes at Stella Adler Studio. Acting and being on stage were always my biggest passions. However, between, modeling contracts (Milan, Hamburg, Warsaw, New York) and coproducing Marc Babej’s work I never had much time to pursue that passion. Now I am deeply focusing on my acting career, modeling, and content creating for fashion and beauty brands.