Katarzyna graduated in Law and Administration at Jagiellonian University and then trained as a director at the National Theatre Academy in Krakow, under Tadeusz Kantor, Andrzej Wajda and Krystian Lupa.

Since she graduated (1989), Katarzyna has worked extensively in repertory theatres, where she has done much to focus the attention of audiences on work by Polish & European writers.

In between 1982 and 2003 she lead (together with Andrzej Sadowski) the Mandala Theatre, where she did a lot of her own artistic projects represented on hundreds of stages in Poland and abroad.

Katarzyna Deszcz, has also been working as a television director for the main Polish television channel (TVP 2). /„Treausure from the dream”, Love & Stars" and another productions/

From 2003 to 2006 she was the Head & Artistic Director of A. Mickiewicz’s Theatre in Częstochowa.

Beyond theatre directing, Katarzyna also teaches. Since 1992 she has been leading workshops for directors and actors in many different theatre centers all around the World, among others: Dartington College of Art (Devon, UK) or Central School of Speech & Drama, London (UK), Riverside Studios (UK), The Actors Centre (UK), and many others (including International Workshop Festival).

From 1999 to 2008 she was tutor at The Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, at the scenography department, where she had taught the students how to work efficiently, and how to work on the drama works.

Katarzyna Deszcz won many theatre prizes, including a few Golden Masks for the best show of the year.