I've graduated from the Theater Academy in Helsinki, Finland, with MA in acting. Some years back I took Doctor in Arts in the same University. The studies are both artistic and academic research based. I've been practicing theater, as an actor and a theater director, all these years, beside my research. I've teaching acting and performance studies at the Theater Academy in Helsinki, for more than 30 years. I've had workshops in some countries in Africa, in Palestine, and in the Nordic countries, too. I'v been managing a unit for joint studies and developing new workshops and courses, as well as exchange programs. For the moment I am working as a free lance.