Die Bärliner - The Bard College Berlin Student Blog

Valerie PochkoValerie Pochko was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 16 November, 1988. She graduated from a Master in Journalism and Media Studies at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Having worked as a journalist, copywriter, public relations/social media manager and web editor, Valerie is now concentrating on performing arts. At ECLA of Bard, she studies French and German, learns how to play jazz improvisations and dance, and is engaged in theatre acting and directing.  She plays the saxophone, adores arthouse film festivals and the genre of dystopia. Brightest life experience: 5500 km hitch-hiking journey around Balkans.

Valerie dreams of hitch-hiking around South America, learning at least eight foreign languages and working as an international journalist for a trusted media company.

Valerie was the original administrator of the blog, and is currently one of its top contributors. She is an AY student at ECLA of Bard.

Articles written by Valerie:

  • A Spy for a Day: Trip to the Stasi Museum in Berlin
  • Hands in Charcoal: Lifting the Veil of Art Garage
  • Career Evening Series: Graduate and Postgraduate Education in Germany and the U.S.
  • Crash Course in Berlin Job Hunting – First Careers Evening at ECLA of Bard
  • The Extraordinary Easter Adventure with an Apple and an Egg
  • Going Green: St. Patrick’s Day in Berlin
  • Watch the Gods Falling: Backstage Visit to “Götterdämmerung” at the Schiller Theater
  • Sophie’s Choice: The Agonizing Process to Find the Perfect Course
  • Between Motherland and a Spiritual Home
  • Berlinale 2013 or How I moved to Potsdamer Platz for a week
  • Top-6 films from Berlinale’s “The Weimar Touch” retrospective to watch over the weekend
  • Commedia dell’Arte Workshop with Jon Stancato
  • My First Political Autumn
  • The ECLA of Bard Ensemble Hobby Singers Public Debut
  • Fox Plunder
  • Four Seasons by Romeo Castellucci
  • Glenn Most and the Bacchae
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