Born in 1964 in Ljungby, Sweden. Based in Stockholm.
Gunilla Heilborn is a Swedish choreographer and film maker. After studies for Anna Halprin at the Tamalpa Institute in San Francisco, USA and the program of choreography at the University of Dance in Stockholm 95-98 has created performances and movies with great success for both adult and children audience. Heilborns’ unique way of combining text, motion, video and images, always spiced with humor and a cool irony, has given her an indisputable position as one of Sweden’s most interesting performance and film artists.
She works with a mix of dance, performance, film and text. Together with Mårten Nilsson, Gunilla has made several short dance films such as The Lodge (nominated for best screen choreography at Dance Screen Brighton 2005 and nominated for best short film in Sweden 2005) and Rewind (nominated for best short film in Sweden 2003), What You Do won the Swedish prize Guldbaggen for best short film and the prize for best Swedish short film at Uppsala International Short Film festival 2008.