Christina Barandun

Theatre graduate, organizational development consultant and trainer, corporate health manager, systemic coach, Aikido teacher (3rd dan BDAL)

As a consultant, trainer and coach I support theatre, opera, and dance companies, and orchestras in their art-specific organizational, staff and corporate health development. My clients include:

  • Deutscher Bühnenverein (association of all German theatres and orchestras)
  • DTHG (association of all German theatre technicians)
  • Deutscher Orchestertag (Association of German orchestra managers)
  • Staatstheater Darmstadt
  • Betriebsrat Staatstheater Hannover
  • Theater Krefeld Mönchengladbach
  • Theater Münster
  • Staatstheater Kassel
  • Opera Cologne
  • Theater Bonn
  • Unfallkasse NRW (Federal accident insurance company)

Memberships: DTHG, Liedwelt Rheinland (Member of the Board), Aikikai Bonn

Background & Education

  • German / Swiss
  • Grew up in Japan, Bahrain, Luxembourg, with further stays in Argentina and France
  • Education as a ballet teacher at Jadwiga Antony (Royal Academy of Dance), Luxembourg
  • Studies of Applied Theater in Giessen (Diploma) & Economics (Bachelor)
  • Professional experience in the field of organization and commercial activities for film and media companies e.g. Splendid Medien AG in Cologne
  • Aikido: 12-year Aikido training with Dirk Kropp, Cologne. 3. Dan Aikido, BDAL 2012. Regular training e.g. in Tokyo at the Aikikai-Hombu-Dojo, 2013, 2014, 2017.
  • Qualifications:

Book published

Christina Barandun: First aid for the artist's soul. Stressreduction, communication, conflictmanagement for cultural corporations. Alexander Verlag, Berlin, 2018. The English translation will be available in summer 2020.

Dirk Kropp, Christina Barandun: Aikido - Peaceful Martial Art for personality building. Kösel Publishing House, München, 2009.

Articles published

  • How to effectively relieve psychological stress in art in: Bühnengenossenschaft, May 2017
  • Pilot project for artists in theatre companies: Stress management, communication and conflict management - experiences from the seminars, in: Blickpunkt UK NRW 02/2016
  • Mindful leadership with principles of the Japanese martial art Aikido in: Wirtschaft & Beruf, magazine for professional training. 04 / 05.2014
  • Aikido for actors in: ca: st - The actor magazine 2010
  • Personality building with Aikido in: body & mind October 2010
  • Aikido - a gold mine of personal development in: business bestseller 2009