Nik Haffner (Prof.) is dancer and artistic director of HZT Berlin – Inter-University Centre for Dance that is supported by the UdK Berlin and the HfS Ernst Busch, in cooperation with TanzRaumBerlin, a network of the professional Berlin dance scene. Besides a BA and two MA study programmes the Einstein Strategic Professorship in »Choreography, Dance and Disability Arts«, held by Claire Cunningham, has been established since 2023 at HZT.
Nik Haffner danced in William Forsythe’ company 1994 until 2000, he co-developed the media-publication Improvisation Technologies and has collaborated as freelance dance-artist with a.o. Jonathan Burrows and Christina Ciupke. As a guest he has taught a.o. for P.A.R.T.S. Brussels, TEAK Helsinki and Trinity Laban London.