Theresa Traore Dahlberg was born in 1983. She grew up on the Swedish island of Öland and in Burkina Faso, and is now based in Stockholm. After a few years in New York—where she assisted directors, photographers, and production managers—she studied film production, first at the New School in New York and then at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her graduation film, Taxi Sister, which follows the female taxi driver Boury in Dakar, Senegal, has received praise and been screened at festivals worldwide. During the last couple of years, Theresa has produced a television series for SVT and been involved in different film and art projects internationally (New York, Haiti and Burkina Faso) constantly stretching the boundaries of art, film and documentary. She is now doing her masters in fine art at The Royal Institute of Art in Sweden. Ouaga Girls is her feature length debut.