MASTERS OF ART AND ENCHANTMENT!
ANNELORE SARBACH - Scene study
Her first engagement was at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg. Further milestones were the Schauspielhaus Bochum, Frankfurt, Zurich and the Theater Basel, under the direction of Frank Baumbauer. Together with him she also returned to the Schauspielhaus in Hamburg.
She has worked together with Frank Castorf, Andrea Breth, Christoph Marthaler, Karin Henkel, Frank Patrick Steckel, Matthias Hartmann, Anselm Weber and Elmar Goerden. Annelore Sarbach has created and premiered several plays herself. She has worked as a director in Biel/Solothurn, Hamburg, Basel, Zurich and Ulm. She has taught at the SfSH since 2010.
ANDREA JOLLY - Acting for camera
After a permanent engagement at the theatre, she has now been working as a freelancer for more than 20 years, with guest engagements at municipal theatres in Düsseldorf, Lübeck, Cologne, Chur (Switzerland), Théatre de Capucins, Luxembourg and at various festivals. She also appears in various series including Tatort, Ein Fall für Zwei, Notruf Hafenkante and others, as well as radio work (features and radio dramas).
Now permanently based in Hamburg, she has taught acting for several years with a focus on camera work, which she studied intensively in several studios in Los Angeles.
CARMEN RUTZEL - Stimmbildung
Sie absolvierte ihre Ausbildung zur Schauspielerin an der Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg im Jahr 2003 und unterrichtet seit kurzem als Sprechdozentin den Talenttag und den Orientierungskurs an der SfSH.
Nach jahrelanger Arbeit am Theater und im Fernsehen wurde sie ganz zufällig für die Lehrtätigkeit als Stimmtrainerin angefragt. Die Stimme faszinierte sie so sehr, dass sie ihr Wissen rund um das Thema „Stimme und Sprechen“ am Institut für Stimmentwicklung in Erlangen vertiefte und lies sich dort zur Stimmpädagogin ausbilden. Seitdem unterrichtet sie unter dem Namen Tonolux- Raum für Stimm- und Sprechtraining Führungskräfte von namenhaften Firmen, das Schauspielensemble des Stadttheaters Lüneburg sowie an Instituten und Universitäten.
Dem Schauspiel ist sie treu geblieben, indem sie kontinuierlich an Schauspielfortbildungen teilnimmt, Sprecher unterrichtet und zunehmend selbst als Sprecherin arbeitet.
CARMEN Lopez-Sway - #becomeanactor
Carmen Lopez-Sway is a Swiss actress, dance teacher, choreographer and singer. Carmen completed her training at the Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg. In 2016, she premiered in the leading role in the hit musical "Stägeli uf - Stägeli ab" at Zurich's Bernhard Theater. She also appears with her brother Marc Sway, the juror and coach from The Voice of Switzerland, and tours as a dance teacher and choreographer with "Shake your Bum Bum".
CARSTEN VON STANISLAWSKI - Singing
Carsten von Stanislawski studied jazz at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Hamburg. He is the winner of the John Lennon Talent Award and has been a permanent member of the Hamburg band "die Solisten" since 1999. He has worked with Georgette Dee, Bridget Vogle, Kenny Norris and Franz Wittenenbrink, among others, and teaches singing at the SCHULE FÜR SCHAUSPIEL HAMBURG.
CHRISTIANE LEUCHTMANN - Scene study
While training at the Otto-Falckenberg-Schule, Christiane Leuchtmann worked as an actress at the Münchner Kammerspiele and filmed for series such as "Die Knapp Familie", "Die Wiesingers", "Einmal die Woche". After her final examination, she was immediately hired by Boy Gobert at the Staatliche Bühnen Berlin, where she performed major classical and modern roles for 12 years. In 1990, she was awarded the Förderpreis für Darstellende Kunst of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. After her years in Berlin, she performed at theaters in Frankfurt, on tour, at the Hamburger Kammerspiele, at the Ernst Deutsch Theater and at the Komödie im Bayerischen Hof in Munich. Christiane Leuchtmann has appeared in numerous television productions (for example: „Alphateam“, „Happy Birthday“,„Adelheid und ihre Mörder", „Ein starkes Team", „Im Namen des Gesetzes“, „Praxis Dr. Mertens“). Ms. Leuchtmann is a sought-after radio play and audio book narrator and loves to perform in front of an audience with her readings and singing evenings. She has given acting lessons for children, teenagers and adults for 12 years and offers coaching in companies and businesses like the Gewerkschaft für Pflege in Hamburg.
CHRISTOPHER WEISS - Scene study
Christopher Weiß has degree in acting and is a freelance director. After studying at the University of Music and Theatre in Hanover, he was engaged for several years at the Deutsches Theater Göttingen. After several engagements at the Thalia Theater and the Maxim Gorki Theater, he is currently working in independent ensembles as actor, director and author. He teaches monologue work at the SCHULE FÜR SCHAUSPIEL HAMBURG.
CORNELIA SCHIRMER - Scene and role study
Cornelia Schirmer studied at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch in Berlin. After completing her studies, Jürgen Flimm asked her to join the Thalia Theater. After working at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin she returned to Hamburg, where she has since worked as a freelance actress at the Thalia Theater and St. Pauli Theater as well as the Kammerspiele, among others.
She now tours throughout Germany with her own stage program together with our graduate, Delio Malär, and is currently developing her second program.
EMILY DOHNA - Stimmbildung
Emily Dohna ist staatlich geprüfte Atem-, Sprech- und Stimmlehrerin und studierte in Stuttgart Sprecherziehung und Sprechkunst (BA). Das Studium schloss sie 2013 mit einem künstlerischen Sprechprogramm ab.
Seit 2014 arbeitet sie als Sprecherzieherin mit verschiedenen Berufsgruppen, insbesondere mit angehenden Schauspielern und Lehramtsstudierenden (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg), und als Stimmtherapeutin in einer Praxis. An der Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg ist sie seit 2016 Dozentin für das zweite Ausbildungsjahr im Bereich Phonetik und Textgestaltung.
EVA MARIA TERSSON - Stimmbildung
Eva Maria Tersson wurde in Stockholm / Schweden geboren, besuchte bis zum Abitur ein Gymnasium für musikalisch hochbegabte Kinder, studierte an der königlichen Hochschule Gesang und schloss das Studium mit dem Master of Fine Arts ab. Sie wurde anschließend sofort als Solistin an die Hamburgische Staatsoper verpflichtet. Folgeengagements führten sie u.a. nach Salzburg, Moskau oder Los Angeles. Sie arbeitet mit den bedeutendsten Sängern, Dirigenten und Regisseuren unserer Zeit zusammen und konzertierte u.a. mit den Berliner Philharmonikern. Seit über zehn Jahren ist sie als Dozentin tätig, arbeitete an verschiedenen Instituten und war Leitung der Gesangabteilung der Joop van den Ende Academy. Zurzeit ist sie Voice Coach bei Schmidts Tivoli und Theater. Seit 2016 ist sie Dozentin für Gesang an der SfSH.
Frauke Thielecke - Acting for camera
Born in Herne in 1973, and raised in Xanten on the Lower Rhine, Frauke Thielecke already explored film in theory as part of her American studies in Hamburg.
After a scholarship in Wales, she transferred to the practical field and worked initially as a script/continuity and later as assistant director for various television and cinema productions such as "Jetzt oder nie", "Tatort", "Stromberg" and "Die Wolke". From 2006 to 2008, she studied directing at the Hamburg Media School where she made the short film "Dunkelrot", which was awarded the Max Ophüls Prize and the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Prize and shown in Cannes. Her graduation film, "Abendlied", won the Studio Hamburg Young Talent Award in 2009 and, like Dunkelrot, was internationally successful at festivals. After completing her studies she directed feature films (Katie Fforde, Stubbe: „Von Fall zu Fall“) and television series („Rentnercops“, „Küstenwache“, „In aller Freundschaft“) and directed productions at the Hamburger Kammerspiele.
GERD LUKAS STORZER - Scene study
Gerd Lukas Storzer has been working as a freelance actor for more than 20 years. He completed his drama training at the Schauspielstudio Maria Körber in Berlin. This was followed by engagements at the Volkstheater and Schauspielhaus in Vienna, in Berlin at the Neuköllner Oper, at Theater Affekt, at Theater am Kurfürstendamm and the Schlossparktheater, at the Kreuzgangspielen Feuchtwangen, the Burgfestspielen Jagsthausen, the Hamburger Kammerspielen, the Altonaer Theater and the Wolfgang-Borchert-Theater Münster. He worked with directors including Stefan Bachmann, Lars-Ole Walburg, Christian Stückl, Harald Clemen and Hansgünter Heyme. In 2010, he was nominated for the Golden Curtain as best Berlin actor, in 2016, he received the Kreuzgangpreis for outstanding performance at the Kreuzgangspielen Feuchtwangen. He also works regularly for film and television.
He has taught drama as a freelance teacher since 2007. In 2019, he directed the comedy "Hase Hase" at the Schule für Schauspiel.
GUNNAR HABERLAND - #becomeanactor
Hamburg-born Gunnar Haberland has been on stage since 2001. He completed his acting training at the SfSH from 2001-2004.
Engagements at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, the Altonaer Theater and the Theater in der Basilika followed. In early 2008 he moved to Bremen, where he became a permanent member of the bremer shakespeare company. He appeared in numerous roles there until the end of 2011. A highlight of this period was an invitation to the "Globe to Globe" - Festival 2012 in London's Globe Theatre. His path then led him to Berlin, where he first accepted a guest role in the telenovela Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten. Until 2018, he appeared as a permanent guest at the renowned Berlin Kriminal Theater, where he was voted best leading actor of the season in 2015 for his role of George Pigden in "Out of Control". He was also nominated for the Golden Curtain of the Berlin Theaterclub alongside Boris Aljinovic, Nina Hoss, Anna Thalbach in 2016.
Gunnar Haberland returned to Bremen in 2018, where he lives with his family. He works as a freelance actor, trainer and coach nationwide.
HENDRIK MASSUTE - Szenenstudium
Hendrik Masutte spielte u.a. im Theater in der List in Hannover, der Landesbühne Hannover und der Badischen Landesbühne, beim Krimidinner in Hamburg und Hannover sowie in vielen Fernsehproduktionen z.B. in Der letzte Tanz des Kaisers (NDR) als Kaiser Wilhelm II.
HERBERT TRATTNIGG - Role study
After earning his diploma at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, he performed in various theatres (Kaiserslautern, Pforzheim, Klagenfurt, Berlin). He then continued his training in Berlin and New York with Ned Manderino (Method Basics), William Esper (Meisner Technique) and over many years with Susan Batson (Method). First television appearances (Tatort, Derrick, Der Alte, Liebling Kreuzberg etc.), as well as film and television work in Scotland, Australia, France followed.
First teaching position at the Schauspiel München, repeatedly interspersed with film, television and theatre work. Continuous roles in the main cast of television series. He stopped teaching for 15 years, but then resumed in 2009 at the Stage School Hamburg, and since 2016 at the SfSH.
IMKE TROMMLER - Scene and role study
Imke Trommler studied acting at the Folkwang-Hochschule Essen. At the end of her training she was awarded the Max Reinhardt Prize. Guest engagements have taken her to the Theater Oberhausen, Hamburger Kammerspiele and Ernst Deutsch Theater, among others. She has also been in charge of theatre projects with young people for many years, e.g. for TUSCH and at the Ernst Deutsch Theater (Innovation Award 2011).
INDIA ROTH - #becomeanactor, Preparatory semester
India Roth completed her training as an actress in 2010 in Hamburg. In addition to various theatre engagements, she also works as a singer, coach and theatre pedagogue. During her many years as an assistant director she worked with distinguished directors such as Michael Bogdanov - founder of the English Shakespeare Company. From 2012-2013, she was employed by the Theaterpädagogische Werkstatt Osnabrück and worked with young people in the field of prevention of sexualised violence. From 2014-2015, she directed a theatre project with a group of unemployed people, whose participants all subsequently found work or vocational training. In 2017, India Roth realised a theatre project with refugees, with the support of SFSH and Alumno Hauke Horeis. 2017-2018 she toured Northern Germany with a Crime Dinner and also studied Culture and Media Management at the HfMT Hamburg.
JAN OBERNDORFF - Scenic improvisation, Song interpretation
Jan Oberndorff initially studied theatre history in Munich and then acting at the SCHULE FÜR SCHAUSPIEL HAMBURG. After several years working as a theater and TV actor he soon became a director.
He received the Critics' Prize of the Berliner Zeitung in Berlin for his directorial debut, Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". He staged further productions in Berlin, Vienna, Munich, Rostock and Hildesheim, among others.
He soon he discovered his passion for teaching. As an acting teacher he has taught at the Otto-Falckenberg-School in Munich, at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, at the Vienna Conservatory, at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar, as well as at the ZHDK Zurich, in South Korea, Romania, Turkey, Uruguay and Italy. He has been a member of the SfSH leadership team since 2011.
JENS ROTH - Acting for camera
Jens Roth is a trained actor, acting coach and director, with a focus on film. In 1997, he began working as an acting coach. He has given workshops and worked in drama training and further education ever since. He developed his own acting technique, SourceTuning, which now provides many actors with a reliable source of inspiration and a means of authentic acting.
JOHAN HESS - Szenenstudium
Johan Heß, geboren in Leipzig, studierte Germanistik, Theaterwissenschaft und Informatik. Er arbeitete zunächst in der freien Szene in Leipzig und begründete dort die Theatergruppe »theaterbaustelle«. Am Staatstheater Nürnberg und am Deutschen Schauspielhaus Hamburg war er als Regieassistent angestellt und arbeitete mit Sebastian Nübling, Karin Henkel und Roger Vontobel. Er inszenierte dort u.a. auch eigene Texte und leitete verschiedene regelmäßige Reihen, z.B. die Jazz-Theater-Produktion „Lautsprecher“. Seit 2011 ist er freiberuflicher Regisseur, Schauspieldozent und Autor. Er arbeitet u.a. für das Deutsche Schauspielhaus Hamburg, das Junge Schauspielhaus Hamburg, die Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, das Theater Rudolstadt, die neue Bühne Senftenberg und das Theater Lüneburg. Für das Schauspielhaus Zürich war er als Mitarbeiter der Regie für Karin Henkel tätig. Seine Inszenierung von „Über die Grenze ist es nur ein Schritt“ (M. Müller) erhielt den Mülheimer KinderStückePreis.
JULIAN MÜLLER - Acting for camera
Besides working as an actor Julian Müller also takes over positions behind the camera. For example, as assistant director, production assistant, casting director, script/continuity or best boy.
He works for short films - or image films - and has already worked on a feature film production. He also produces demo tapes. Since 2013, he has worked at the SfSH as a teacher of acting for camera.
JULIÁN TEJEDA - #becomeanactor, Preparatory semester, After Work Acting
Julián Tejeda is a graduate of the Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg. Since the age of 11 he performed with the "Theater Jugend Hamburg". After several engagements at the Altonaer Theater, he was a permanent member of the acting ensemble at the Junges Theater Bonn from 2008-2011.
He currently works as a theatre instructor at several schools in Hamburg.
JUSTUS BECKMANN - Acting for camera
Justus Beckmann works as film editor, casting director, cameraman, producer and coach. He is a member of the Gula Mons film syndicate, has produced two feature films as well as demo tapes, image films and music videos. In 2009, he began his work as a coach and casting trainer - first for children, later also in adult courses at the SfSH. After six years as production manager in the Audiosynchron-Studios, he has worked as a project manager at Creative Sound Conception, Hamburg's largest dubbing studio, since 2019.
Justus has taught the film graduate class at the SfSH since 2014.
MARIE BÄUMER - Acting for camera
Marie Bäumer began her acting training in 1992 at Studio 033 in Hamburg. Besides appearing in numerous films, she also acted in stage plays, among others at Kampnagel. At the Salzburg Festival she played "Buhlschaft" in the Jedermann. In 2001, she appeared alongside Michael Bully Herbig in THE SHOE OF MANITOU. In January 2011, Ms.Bäumer made her debut as a director in the production of her play, "Abschied", at the Hamburger Kammerspiele.
In 2018, she received the German Film Award as best leading actress in the film "3 Days in Quiberon".
MELEK ERENAY - #becomeanactor, Preparatory semester, After Work Acting
Melek Erenay is a SfSH graduate. She has performed at the Theater Bremen, Klagenfurt, at the "Hebbel am Ufer", Altonaer Theater among others.
In Berlin she has been successful as a member of the Ballhaus-Naunynstrasse ensemble, and is a guest actress at the Gorki Theater. She is also works as director, coach and speaker. She performed in a co-production of the Ruhrfestspiele and at the Hamburger Kammerspiele, among others.
At the SfSH she is teaches orientation courses, talent days, short seminars, pre-semester and adult courses.
MICHAELA UHLIG - Physical training, Self-management
After her dance training at the Lola Rogge School, Michaela Uhlig first worked as a dancer and organiser at her own dance theatre company, Winter auf Mallorca. Together with Olivia Rüdinger she founded the Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg in 1987, which she headed as managing director until the end of 2019. She will continue to work with SfSH in the future with her new company, Schauspiel Event, which she founded in 2020 together with Heidrun Fiedler. As a faculty member, she teaches the self-management courses and prepares future graduates for the real job market and working conditions.
MORENA BARTEL - Voice training
After completing her training as an actress, and engagements at various theatres, Morena Bartel founded the mobile children's and youth theatre "Theater am Strom" in Hamburg. She works as a speaker and gives voice, speech and presentation seminars. Ms. Bartels is a voice and speech teacer at the SFSH. She received her certification as a designated Linklater teacher in 2012.
NEIL MALIK ABDULLAH - Acting for camera
The film "Kaddish for a Friend", starring Neil Malik Abdullah in a leading role, was awarded the German Film Prize in 2013. He has appeared in numerous television productions such as „Blutige Anfänger“, Alarm für Cobra 11“, „Großstadtrevier“, „In aller Freundschaft“, „Magda macht das schon“ as well as in the cinema in „A most wanted man“, „Charlys Angels“, „Hexe Lili rettet Weihnachten or „Eine Hand wäscht die Andere“.
Neil Malik Abdullah spent seven years learning the Meisner Technique with Alex Taylor at the Sanford Meisner Center and The Taylor School of Acting in L.A., and actively uses this technique in his work as an actor. This experience makes his training very hands-on and practical.
OLIVIA RÜDINGER - Breath work, scenic improvisation
Olivia Rüdinger, a native of Minnesota, received her Bachelor's degree in Speech and Dramatics from the University of Minnesota. She studied modern dance and dance pedagogy at the Lola-Rogge School in Hamburg, where, after finishing her training she became a teacher for dance and improvisation, modern dance and dance pedagogy. In the following years she trained in Reichian breathing and bodywork and founded the dance theatre company "Winter auf Mallorca". In 1987, she founded the "Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg" together with Michaela Uhlig and was artistic director until the end of 2019. She now teaches breathing techniques and improvisation there.
RAUL VALDEZ - Dance
Born in the Dominican Republic, Raul Valdez began his dance training in classical ballet and modern dance. Further training programs took him to New York and Cuba, where he graduated. His dancing career began in the dance ensemble "Danzahoy" at "Teresa Carreño" theatre. He also worked in Argentina and at the Braunschweig State Theatre. He was a cast member in Disney's "Lion King" (Theater im Hafen / Hamburg), the "Best of Musical Stage Entertainment Tour" and the Musical Show Star (ZDF). In 1999, he won the young talent and audience prize at the 1st Hamburg Choreography Competition "Prix Dom Pérignon". This was followed by choreographies that he created for the Braunschweig State Theatre, the Ballet of the Baden State Theatre in Karlsruhe and the Ballet Nacional Dominicano. Raul Valdez teaches modern dance at the Joop van den Enden Academy and currently at On Stage, the Hamburg School of Entertainment and the Contemporary Dance School Hamburg. Since August 2008, he is the artistic director of the Contemporary Dance School Hamburg.
REGINA STÖTZEL - Role study
Regina Stötzel studied drama at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar Vienna. Afterwards she was engaged among others at the Burgtheater Wien, at the Thalia-Theater Hamburg and at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg. She has worked with P. Zadek, E. Schleef, C. Peymann,J. Kresnik, I. Lausund, J. Bosse and St. Pucher, among others. She has been a faculty member at the SfSH since 2007. She has also taught at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar Vienna, the University of Music and Drama Hamburg, the University of Music, Media and Drama Hanover, the Joop van den Ende Academy and several others.
RICHARD ZAPF - #becomeanactor
Richard Zapf absolvierte seine Schauspielausbildung an der SfSH. Seit seinem Abschluss arbeitet er als freier Schauspieler, befasst sich mit Gewaltprävention für Kinder und ist als Dozent tätig.
Er ist an verschiedenen Theatern engagiert - unter anderem spielte er Produktionen am St. Pauli Theater, bei den Ruhrfestspielen Recklinghausen, am Ernst Deutsch Theater, im TfN, bei den Kreuzgangspielen Feuchtwangen, am Thalia Theater in der Gaußstraße und auf Kampnagel. Zuletzt war er mit "Medea" beim Fiat Festival in Montenegro und beim Fast Forward Festival in Dresden und war bis Ende des Jahres im "Zauberer von Oz" im Ohnsorg Theater zu sehen.
SAMUEL WEISS - Scene study
Samuel Weiss was born in 1967, in Männedorf near Zurich, and trained at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna. During his studies, he performed as a guest at the Burgtheater Vienna and at the Schauspiel Frankfurt. After an engagement at the Landestheater Tübingen, he joined the Staatstheater Stuttgart in 1993. In Stuttgart he appeared in numerous productions by Martin Kušej, Wilfried Minks and Marc von Henning, among others. During this time he also created his first own productions, "Messer in Hennen" by David Harrower and the world premiere of Roland Schimmelpfennig's "Die arabische Nacht".
In the summer of 2000, he starred in Martin Kušej's "Hamlet" production at the Salzburg Festival. In 2001, he joined the ensemble of the Deutsches SchauSpielHaus, where he worked with Sebastian Nübling, Ivo van Hove, Martin Kušej, Kevin Rittberger, Stephan Kimmig and Markus Heinzelmann, and others. He also continued his work as a director here. Samuel Weiss is also a regular guest in film and television productions and an award-winning radio play speaker. He has been a member of the ensemble of the Deutsches SchauSpielHaus Hamburg since 2001.
SANDRA WILLMANN - #becomeanactor
Sandra Willmann is an actress, director, theatre pedagogue and author. Sandra completed her acting training at the Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg. She performed at the Thalia Theater, Winterhuder Fährhaus, at Kampnagel and at the Theaterhaus in Stuttgart.
Since 2015, she has been giving guest performances with her own children's theatre series "Polli's Welt" at various theatres and festivals in the Stuttgart area. She works in the field of theater pedagogy at various schools and associations. In 2018, one of her theatre pedagogy projects was awarded the Jugenddiakoniepreis.
SASCHA BARGHEER - Voice training
Sascha Bargheer is a state-certified breath, speech and voice teacher, actor, speaker and coach for professional speaking, voice and communication. He was a bank clerk, canteen operator, choir singer, assistant director, performed as part of the independent theatre ensemble "projekt: fremdsehen" and participated in productions and coaching in Hanover, Braunschweig, Detmold, Weimar, Lüneburg and Hamburg. His work is defined by the connection of holistic breathing, speaking, voice and movement functions against the background of one's individual potential for development processes according to the concept of Schlaffhorst-Andersen. He complements this method with functional voice pedagogy according to Rabine, as well as bioenergetic and osteopathic approaches. Since 2011, actors, singers, authors, moderators, politicians, teachers, CEOs and other people in speaking professions with special demands have profited from this approach.
SIEGFRIED GERLICH - Song interpretation
Siegfried Gerlich works as a pianist, répétiteur and arranger. Since the age of 18 he has worked in chanson and theatre. He has had numerous performances at home and abroad (including England, France, Russia, Brazil, Kenya, Lithuania). Over the years, he has worked together with Hannelore Hoger, Eva-Maria Hagen, Marie and Wolf Biermann, Angela Winkler, Eva Mattes, Corinna Harfouch, Nina Hoss and Nina Hagen, among others.
SINA MORCINEK - Physical training
Sina Morcinek's kaleidoscope consists of many talents and passions. After graduating from high school and training as an advertising assistant, she also trained as a group fitness and yoga trainer. Being able to reach out and stir people has always been in her nature. After spending a few years working in marketing and center management at an international design department store, she fulfilled her first and foremost wish and trained as an actress at the Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg. Her engagements range from guest parts in television series to theatre and touring theatre performances to her own productions. There is also a founding spirit in Sina Morcinek's creative mind: Together with two partners, she developed an innovative in-company training concept called 'Pausenkicker'. Here she combines entertainment with health enhancement and lives her passions. Impressions and information at: www.pausenkicker.de / www.sinakothek.de
Since February 2015, Sina has been a faculty member for yoga and physical training at the Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg.
SWANHILD KRUCKELMANN - Dance and physical training
Swanhild Kruckelmann is a dancer, choreographer, dance, physical training and fascia rotation teacher and also works as a photographer. She studied acting and dance in Berlin, dance in Essen at the Folkwang University of the Arts and took numerous further training courses (fascia rotation according to Eibich, Yoga, Pilates, Shiatsu, cultural management and systemic work). She danced with NEUER TANZ/VA Wölfl for two years, and was a founding member and ensemble member of the Ben J. Riepe Company in Düsseldorf for five years. She toured extensively throughout Germany and Europe, as well as Japan and Mexico. In Hamburg she worked with Isabel Schad and Viktoria Hauke/Chris Lechner at Kampnagel and Anne Schneider in Hamburg and Berlin. In 2006, she was in New York on a scholarship awarded by the Kunststiftung NRW. She has choreographed for the Opera House in Maastricht (NL), Montpellier (F), the St. Pauli Chamber Choir, and from 2013-2015 she directed together with Antoine Effroy and Brenda I. Steinecke Soto, the Bassedanse Project at the Mojo Club Hamburg, where she presented four pieces.
TINO FÜHRER - Acting for camera
Tino Führer was born and raised in Hamburg. He laid his acting foundation at the "Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg". After graduating, he had several theatre engagements, among others he played in "Angst essen Seele auf" at the Theater an der Basilika. Tino Führer wanted to learn more about the craft of acting and went to New York where he studied for two additional years at "The Neighborhood Playhouse - School Of Theatre".
During his six-year stay in the United States, Tino Führer repeatedly performed in theatre productions and readings. He appeared in short movies and also began work as a producer.
Since he returned to Germany, he has performed in theatres in Berlin, Hamburg, Austria and Switzerland, among others. He has taught at the SfSH since 2016.
ULRICH MEYER-HORSCH - Scenic improvisation, Scene study
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch studied acting at the Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg as well as philosophy, theology and theatre pedagogy at the universities of Heidelberg, Hamburg, Kiel and London (King's College).
Since 1993 he has worked as an actor and director at German state theatres including Theater Kiel, Theater Lübeck , Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, Altonaer Theatre and many others. He has worked with Simon McBurney & Complicite, with Yoshi Oida and Augusto Boal. His productions received several theatre awards. Until 2015, he was associate artistic director of the Kreuzgangspiele Feuchtwangen.
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch is a guest professor at the Yeditepe University Istanbul, and was a lecturer at the ZHdK Zurich and the Taipei National University for the Arts, Taiwan for several years. He has also directed and taught in Russia, the US, the Middle East, South America, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore. He is a co-founder of Michael Chekhov Europe e.V. (MCE) and a trainer for the international Michael Chekhov Association in New York (MICHA).
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KATHARINA JANN - History of theatre
After training as a management assistant in advertising, Katharina Jann studied theatre, film and television studies with minors in education and sociology at the University of Cologne. While studying, she worked as assistant to the artistic management office at the Thalia Theater Hamburg for the "Autoren Theatertage" and in the marketing department of Schauspiel Köln. During her one-year Erasmus stay at the Sorbonne University in Paris, she supervised a guest performance by the Thalia Theatre.
In 2010, she assumed the position of production manager for Christoph Schlingensief's last international production, "Via Intolleranza II". The ensemble for this production was cast in Burkina Faso. The rehearsals took place in Berlin, after touring Brussels, Vienna, Hamburg and Munich. In 2011, the play was invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen and was subsequently revived in Amsterdam.
In 2011, she began working as assistant to the management at the Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg. After a season as the marketing assistant at the Hamburger Kammerspiele, she returned to the SfSH in 2014 as managing director and head of press and marketing.
Ali Hakim - Acting for camera
„Born in Kabul as a child of Afghan parents, Ali fled with his family to Germany in 1989. His philosophy teacher suggested he study film after he became infatuated with "Citizen Kane", "Goodfellas" and "Endstation Sehnsucht". He completed his studies at the "medienakademie" in Hamburg. His graduation film, "Crazy In Love", was broadcast by the NDR in 2011 as part of a nomination for the "Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis". Since 2011, he is in charge of his film production "let's be awesome" as a producer, director and author.
He has produced short films that have been shown at festivals worldwide. Ali does not lke to make things easy for himself: in 2013 he traveled to Herat / Afghanistan, where he shot a short film in nine days with a small three-man and one-woman team and a truck of Afghan soldiers. In 2019, Ali was able to assert himself in the NDR's "Nordlichter" series for young talent with his film "Bonnie & Bonnie".
Ali Hakim teaches the following: storytelling, dramaturgy and exposé at the Journalists' Association DJV, and camera acting at the Hamburg School of Drama.“
Benjamin Teske - Acting for camera
Benjamin Teske is a director and a writer. He studied "Audiovisual Media/Camera" in Berlin, followed by a master's degree in directing at the distinguished Hamburg Media School.
All his films have been well received and have won awards at festivals around the world. His debut, Strawberry Bubblegum, produced by WÜSTE Film Hamburg, celebrated its world premiere as the opening film at the Oldenburg International Film Festival and won the Seymour Cassel Award for the "Outstanding Performance" of its leading actor André M. Hennicke, as well as the Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award for David Schütter as best newcomer.
Benjamin Teske is currently working on his next feature film projects.
Benno Schöning - Singing
Benno Schöning studied voice at the conservatories in Karlsruhe and Lübeck and graduated with a concert exam. During his studies he already made his first opera and concert appearances. Concerts and recordings for various radio stations including WDR, SWR, BR and ARTE. He has worked for many years as a singing teacher in the fields of acting, musicals and classical music. He also has his own VoiceStudio in Hamburg, where he gives singing lessons and regularly holds courses. He was also the "voice of the Hamburg Marathon" for five years.
Georg Münzel - Scene study
Georg Münzel initially studied philosophy and English literature at the University of Hamburg, and then acting at the "Hamburgische Schauspielstudio". His first professional engagement was in 1994, as a permanent member of the Theater Dortmund. He then worked at the Theater der Stadt Heilbronn and then for four years at the Staatstheater Nürnberg. Since 2000, after taking parental leave, he has worked as a freelance actor, and has since had guest engagements at the Thalia Theater, Ernst-Deutsch-Theater, the Hamburger Kammerspiele, the Altonaer Theater, Theater der Jugend Wien, among others, and at the Bad Hersfeld Festival, where he received the "Großer Hersfeld Preis" in 2003 for his portrayal of the Prince of Homburg. Georg Münzel has also worked as a director since 2005. In 2015, he received the Rolf Mares Prize in the category "Outstanding Production" for his dramatisation of "Fast Genial" by Benedict Wells at the Altonaer Theater. In 2014, his play "Hiroshimaplatz" won the audience award at the "Stück auf!" the Autorentage at Schauspiel Essen. Most recently he directed the musical "Catch Me If You Can" at the Burgfestspiele Jagsthausen, "Othello" at the Theater Naumburg, the DSE of "Alles was Sie wollen" by Delaporte / de la Patellière at the Deutsches Theater Göttingen and his own dramatization of Sebastian Schipper's film "Absolute Giganten" at the Altonaer Theater.
Gunnar Frietsch - Preparatory semester
Born in the northern Black Forest, actor and singer Gunnar Frietsch played the role of Franz Moor in a touring production of Schiller's "Die Räuber" in Germany and Switzerland before graduating in 2009. Further engagements have led him to the Thalia Theater Hamburg (director: Andreas Kriegenburg), the Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein and the Theater Gütersloh.
He completed his vocal studies in the classes of Prof. Caroline Thomas and Kammersänger Prof. Mario Zeffiri at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold. Master classes with Kammersänger Hans Sotin, Bo Skovhus and Prof. Lars Woldt completed his studies.
As part of the annual production of the Hochschule für Musik in June 2014, Gunnar sang Papageno in Mozart's "Magic Flute" at the Landestheater Detmold. In September 2015, the young baritone made his debut at the Staatstheater Darmstadt under the musical direction of Will Humburg as Fiorello in "Barber of Seville", this was followed by appearances as the Conférencier in Kander & Ebbs "Cabaret", and as Helmer Hanssen in the double opera "South Pole".
During the 2017/18 season, Gunnar Frietsch performed in the world premiere of Ingrid Lausund's "Trilliarden" at the Schauspielhaus Hamburg. Until recently he played the role of Pugsley Addams in the "Addams Family" at the Landestheater Detmold as well as the role of Georg in "Das Orangenmädchen" at the Stadttheater Gießen - a role he played there again in 2019/20.
At the Luisenburg-Festspiele Wunsiedel 2020, Mr. Frietsch takes on the young leading role of Adso in "The Name of the Rose".
In addition to his activities on stage, Gunnar Frietsch regularly teaches acting, ensemble training and singing.
Harald Weiler - Scene study
Harald Weiler completed his drama training in Cologne in 1985. He then joined ensembles in Hamburg, Essen, Hanover, Cologne, Lübeck and Neuss. Mr. Weiler has been working as a freelance actor since 1997; he mainly performs in Hamburg, for instance at the Thalia Theater, at the Kammerspiele, at the Altonaer Theater, at Kampnagel and at the Winterhuder Fährhaus. In addition, Harald Weiler frequently appears in front of the camera. Between 2001 and 2008, he had a regular part in the Tatort episodes around the Hamburg commissioner Jan Casstorff, played by Robert Atzorn. Since 2009, he has worked extensively as a director, also mainly in Hamburg. Weiler's productions have so far been shown at the aforementioned theatres, as well as at the Ohnsorg Theater and the Lichthof. He also worked with the Stadttheater Pforzheim and the Shakespeare Company in Bremen. His production of "Deportation Cast", at the Lichthof Theater in Hamburg, was invited to the Private Theater Days in 2015. His production of the musical "Next to Normal" was performed at the Hamburger Kammerspiele in 2016. In 2017, he staged Ingmar Bergmann's, Scenes of a Marriage, at the Ernst Deutsch Theater in Hamburg. In 2012, Harald Weiler received the Rolf Mares Prize for his production of "Der Wind macht das Fähnchen" at Theater Kontraste in Hamburg.
Jim Seclaoui - Voice training
Jim Seclaoui has a degree in speech and is a certified speech teacher. He studied German language and literature, philosophy and speech training. He teaches voice training at the SfSH.
Matthias Bolliger - Acting for camera
Director of photography, Matthias Bolliger, was born in Switzerland in 1975. After completing his film studies in the field of "camera/picture direction" in Zurich, Berlin and Hamburg, he has worked as a light-setting cameraman for scenic and documentary productions as well as in the image/advertising film sector.
In 2007, he shot "Chiko" with director Özgür Yildirim and Fatih Akin's production company, Corazón International. "Chiko" was nominated for the "German Camera Award" in 2008 and received two "German Film Awards" the following year. In 2011, he realised the hip-hop music film "Blutzbrüdaz" as DoP with rapper Sido in the leading role. In 2012, Matthias Bolliger, shot the first episode of the new NDR "North German Tatort" directed by Özgür Yildirim with Wotan Wilke Möhring. This episode, "Feuerteufel", reached over ten million viewers when it was first broadcast in April 2013. In the same year, he was responsible for a stereoscopic long-term documentary for ZDF/Arte about the German astronaut Alexander Gerst and was one of the DoPs for the music festival cinema documentary "Wacken 3D" (2014). This was followed by the pictorial design of the bestselling film adaptation "Boy7" by the Dutch author Mirjam Mous , featuring David Kross and Emilia Schüle in the leading roles. In 2015, he shot another North German Tatort with Wotan Wilke Möhring and his new team partner Franziska Weisz, and then filmed the event episode of Tatort Freiburg with director Katrin Gebbe and Heike Makatsch.
Filming of "16 levers de soleil / 16 sunrises", a long-term documentary about the French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, began in 2016. It was followed in the fall by Özgür Yildirim's new feature film "Nur Gott kann mich richten" (Only God can judge me), starring Moritz Bleibtreu, Edin Hasanović and Birgit Minichmayr. In the summer of 2017, filming began on the third North German Tatort with Wotan Wilke Möhring. In 2018/19, he shot the second and final third season of the successful series, "4 Blocks", with Kida Khodr Ramadan in the leading role.
Matthias Bolliger teaches at the Hamburg Media School (HMS), the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg as well as at the International Film School Cologne (IFS) and writes as a contributing expert author for the magazine "Film- & TV Kameramann". He is a member of the German Film Academy.
Meike Hübner - Rhythm
Meike Britt Hübner, was born 1969. She has a degree in rhythmics and acting and has several years of theatre and studio experience as a performer, radio host and speaker for radio and television. Courses in Germany and abroad, free artistic and music/theatre pedagogical projects for opera and drama, as well as teaching at music academies in the fields of rhythmics, acting and performing arts.
Niklaus Helbling - Scene study
Niklaus Helbling, was born 1959; he studied German and history in Zurich. Master's thesis on narrative games in Jean Paul's "Comet". From 1988 to 1998 he was dramaturg at the Thalia Theater Hamburg. Since 1999, he has worked as a director at numerous German-speaking theatres. As a co-founder of the Swiss theatre formation MASS & FIEBER, he has been involved in over 20 independent productions between Zurich, Hamburg, Jena and Tehran. Most recently: "The Moon Machine", a lecture performance about machines, humans and bacteria.
Oana Solomon - Role study
Oana Solomon was born in Bucharest/Romania and migrated to Germany as a refugee when she was 17 years old. After graduating from high school in Frankfurt, she studied at the Vienna Conservatory, Drama Department and at the same time was an apprentice at the Theater Der Kreis under the direction of George Tabori. In 1991, she was hired by Jürgen Flimm, and remained a member of his Thalia Theater Hamburg ensemble until 1997. Since then she has worked freelance in theatre, film and television. She has performed among others at the Deutsches Schauspiel Hamburg, Theater in der Josefstadt in Vienna, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Kampnagel Hamburg, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Sophiensäle Berlin, Salzburger Festspiele, Ruhrfestpiele Recklinghausen, Ruhrtriennale, NT Gent, Opera Antwerpen & Gent. She has toured internationally throughout Europe, in New York, Russia and China. Oana Solomon has appeared in over 45 films and speaks 4 languages perfectly.
Özgür Karadeniz - Acting for camera
Özgür Karadeniz grew up in Kiel and completed his acting studies at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen in 2002. After freelancing at the Schauspielhaus Bochum and the Theater a.d. Ruhr Mühlheim, he joined the Schauspiel Frankfurt as a member of the ensemble from 2003-2009. Further stations in his stage career were the Munich Volkstheater, Schauspiel Hannover, Schauspiel Basel, the Deutsches Theater Berlin, Theater Bonn, Schauspiel Köln and Theater am Neumarkt Zurich.
Since 2004, Özgür Karadeniz has regularly appeared in film and television productions. Since 2005, he has appeared in five TATORT episodes, including "Weil sie böse sind" (German Television Award 2010) and "Borowski und die Rückkehr des stillen Gastes" (2015) with Axel Milberg and Lars Eidinger. In addition, Özgür Karadeniz has regularly appeared in the successful ZDF crime series, Nachtschicht, since 2012. In 2016, he appeared in the highly acclaimed ARD three-part film "Mitten in Deutschland: NSU" by Züli Aladag and in the ZDFneo series BRUDER by Randa Chahoud. He has completed shooting of the Netflix series DOGS OF BERLIN, directed by Christian Alvart.
In April 2018, the German-Cypriot-Greek feature film SMUGGLING HENDRIX by director Marios Piperides with Özgür Karadeniz as Tuberk was awarded Best Feature Film in the International Feature Film Competition of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The film was released in German cinemas on 14 November 2019.
Paul Baeyertz - Choral singing
While studying musicology, Paul Baeyertz worked as a musician in spoken theatre in his native New Zealand.
He also worked as a composer, arranger and played in bands. After studying conducting at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, he came to Europe and worked as a ballet répétiteur at theatres in Braunschweig, Oldenburg and Hamburg. Since 1996, he has worked as a teacher at various musical and acting schools in Hamburg. He also performs with Scharlatan Theater and in English speaking theatre. He has conducted the SfSH choir since 2017.
CLARA VÉLEZ - Youth course
Clara Vélez, born in Colombia, completed her training in 2001 at the Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg. Ever since she works as an actress, singer and educationist.
Since February 2020 she teaches the SfSH youth course.