Birgit Gunzl was trained as a dancer at the ArTEZ Dance Academy in Arnhem. After her graduation she became one of The Netherlands' most sought-after freelance dancers. She danced with several companies such as Hans Hof Ensemble, Wim Vandekeybus' Ultima Vez, Rogie & Company and choreographer Dylan Newcomb. More recently she worked with director Boukje Schweigman in her production Wiek. . Birgit Gunzl has been with the Anouk van Dijk dance company since 2002 and is in the meantime also a teacher of Anouk van Dijk's Countertechnique. Next to her dancing career, Birgit Gunzl recently started her education to be an osteopath.