The son of a Polish Holocaust survivor, Ilan Kozlowski was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. At age 14, Ilan moved to New York City to study dance on scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet and Alvin Ailey schools. After dancing and acting professionally in New York, he relocated to Tulsa to perform, teach, further his education and start his own business. Now a retired entrepreneur, writing is his passion.
In May 2017, Ilan’s first screenplay, “Cherokee Chosen,” won a Gold Remi Award for Original Comedy at the 50th Annual Houston International Film Festival. Kozlowski’s first stage play, “Shades of White,” premiered in Tulsa, OK in November 2017 and was named a Finalist in New York’s New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest. The Dan Allen Center for Social Justice awarded a grant for a second production of “Shades of White” which was performed at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center as part of SummerStage Tulsa in June 2018.