Nele Kiessling

Kießling&Kaffka @ Hannover, Germany

Nele Kiessling is an actor and teacher for improvisational theatre. She fell in love with this art form when she was 16. During her studies of Cultural Sciences she founded the Ensemble Schmidt‘s Katzen, which she was part of for 15 years.

As lecturer at the University of Applied Science and Art in Hildesheim as well as at the University Hildesheim she has taught improvisation, stage presence and self-presentation for many years and built the department of improvisation at the Theater Niedersachsen, where she still teaches today. Nele has trained ensembles from all over Germany, developed show-concepts for ensembles and festivals. She has travelled to many festivals all over Germany and is always curious about new methods and pathways of improvisation.

Nele is a member of Kießling&Kaffka (Hannover & Hamburg), Die Stereotypen (Bielefeld) and she also performs with many different ensembles and in various constellations all over the country.

The principles of improvised theatre challenge her at most and make her happy at most.