Steen Haakon Hansen
Born in Copenhagen 12.march 1947
Steen made his entrance in theatre in 1971 as a stagehand and technician. And he worked as such until 1973 when he started his education as director, actor and acting-teacher at Statens Teater Skole in Copenhagen.
During his education, 1973-1977, at The Danish National School of Theater, Steen studied at the studio of Etienne Decroux, and at L´Ecole Nationale Du Cirque in Paris for a term.
The improvisation methodes and teaching ethics of Keith Johnstone, whom Steen started work for as an assistant, and later was a pupil of, have had a big impact on the work of Steen.
Since 1977 Steen has been working as actor, director and teacher in Denmark and abroad.
Today Steen Haakon Hansen is considered one of the best acting-teachers in his field.
And his new exercises rooted in the work of Vakhtangov, Etienne Decroux, Yves Lebreton, Mikhael Chekov and Keith Johnstone, brings the best out of the actors he is working with.