Originally from Warsaw, Poland, now a New Yorker, Sylvia is a graduate of New York University and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. Former member of the BATS Repertory Company at the Flea Theater in NYC. In New York she has performed at such theaters as the Flea, La Mama, Ontological-Hysteric, Theatre For the New City, and Dixon Place. Among her favorite stage roles: Hamlet in "Hamlet" - an all-female version of the play, which she adapted and directed herself; Sylwia in "Seating Arrangements"- co-written by Sylvia, directed by Eric Pold of Gob Squad for the Flea Theatre; Ophelia in "The Ophelia Landscape"- an experimental production with Mira Furlan at the Mark Morris Center; and Bob Dylan on the streets of New York, in "The West Village Fragments" by Peculiar Works. Sylvia is also a violinist (Irving Plaza, CBGB's, Joe's Pub), and has composed scores for dance and theater (La Mama, Merce Cunningham Studio).