Stina Nilsson is an improvisor, dancer and choreographer based in Berlin and Copenhagen, born in Sweden 1985.
Stina’s work is focused on developing improvised performances, often in collaboration with other dancers, musicians and visual artists. In all her works she aims towards a mindset of presence in the creating moment, in order to sharpen the senses and allow playfulness of a creative flow.
Stina studied dance at Balettakademien in Sweden 2004 – 2005 and at Skolen for Moderne Dans in Copenhagen 2005 – 2009. As a part of her studies she made exchanges at P.A.R.T.S in Brussels in 2007 and Batsheva Ensemble in Tel Aviv in 2009.
Stina has studied with Ohad Naharin, Katie Duck, Kitt Johnson, Minako Seki and others. She is currently studying Alexander Technique with Jörg Aßhoff in Berlin.
During the last years Stina has worked with improvisation in several different constellations with dancers, musicians and video artists, performing in festivals and venues in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Jersey and The Netherlands.
Stina is teaching classes and workshops in improvisation and composition in Berlin, Copenhagen and Sweden.
Her work is supported by The Danish Arts Council, JazzDanmark, Københavns kommune, Nordeafondens dansepulje and Dansk Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond.