Nele Haehnsen

Stage Management

Student Information


Nele is a German stage manager with an interest in all areas in theatre production.

Prior to studying Stage Management at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she has worked as a Stage Technician at the Bayreuth Opera Festival and recently completed a placement at the Royal Opera House in London.


  • Advanced Score Reading
  • Basic Audio/Photo/Video Editing, Qlab Programming and Operating, Vectorworks Drawing
  • Full Clean Driving License
  • Fluent in German and English, Basic British Sign Language (BSL)
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher
  • Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness Certificate
  • Theatrical Handguns and Stage Blood Training

Work Experience:

  • Stage Manager — Middletown and A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Deputy Stage Manager — Glory on Earth and San Diego
  • Assistant Stage Manager — Dialogues des Carmèlites, The Breathing House and Spring Awakening
  • Assistant Technical Stage Manager — CPP Springtime Festival
  • Lighting Technician — Last Woman Left
  • Swing Technician — Christmas at the Conservatoire and London Road
  • Video Editor and Marketing — Pyrotechnics Showcase 2019 and Innerspace 2017

Other work includes:

  • Stage Technician — Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg), Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), Parsifal, Lohengrin and Tannhäuser (Bayreuth Festival Theatre, Germany)
  • Deputy Head of Stage and Lighting — Erzittre, feiger Bösewicht! (Hamburg State Opera, Germany)
  • Event Technician (Stage, Lighting, AV and Sound) — Various Operas and Ballets (Hamburg State Opera, Germany)


RCS Flickr – Robert McFadzean – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The Guardian – Tristam Kenton

Dundee Rep Theatre

Arcola Theatre London


San Diego

Spring Awakening

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Glory on Earth