A fashion designer, set designer and makeup artist, Dorota Sabak graduated from the Department of Textiles and Fashion Design of the Łódź Academy of Fine Arts and Studio Sztuki in Warsaw, where she studied makeup and fashion styling. She works on film, theatre and television productions as well as photo shoots.
She started out on her professional career in 2002 as assistant makeup artist for a Polish comedy television series Baobab, czyli zielono mi. Since 2003 she has been regularly working with the Roma Musical Theatre in Warsaw on productions such as Cats, Dance of the Vampires, Phantom of the Opera, or Les Misérables. She designed costumes for Adonis Has a Guest (a production of the Roma Theatre and the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic); The Trial and The Five Last Years (Roma Theatre); Rent, Rapsodia z Demonem and Jesus Christ Superstar (costume and set design) for the Rampa Theatre in Warsaw; Młynarski obowiązkowo (Teatr 6 Piętro, Warsaw); and makeup for The Little Prince; Zdobyć, utrzymać, porzucić; and Tuwim dla dorosłych. She was also the makeup artist for the opera The Haunted Manor and the musical Korczak produced by the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic; the Baltic Opera’s production of Ubu Rex, and for the plays Irydion, King Lear and Odprawa posłów greckich at the Polski Theatre in Warsaw; Dead Souls at the Wybrzeże Theatre in Gdańsk; The School for Wives at the Powszechny Theatre in Łódź; Dziewice i mężatki (after Molière’s Les Femmes savantes) at the Atheneum Theatre (Warsaw); and The Nose at Och! Teatr (Warsaw). She collaborates with photographer Isabel March on her photo shoots. Dorota Sabak owns a fashion business, Basale.