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Simo Routarinne

IMPROVment
Creative Director
Vantaa, Finland
Originally trained as an actor (MA 1988, Finnish Theatre Academy) Simo Routarinne is now the creative director at IMPROVment Ltd. He is a professional improviser and an interaction designer with great presentation skills and one of the world's leaders in status training. 

In the last 20 years he has worked with a large variety of people from policemen to priests; from scientists to CEO’s and from actors to doctors. He has given inspirational keynotes, training and facilitating sessions in corporate settings and lectured in several universities in Finland and abroad. He has studied improvisation under the quidance of Keith Johnstone and has translated his book Impro in 1996 and written two books of his own since then, Improvise! In 2004 and Power in Interaction 2007. In 2011 he launched the Status Games card deck, a powerful learning tool of body language.

Founding member if Improvisation Theatre Stella Polaris 1991 - 2010
Member of Applied Improvisation Network since 2005
Founding member of AIN Europe 2006
Conference chair AIN Europe Helsinki conference 2007
Founder and CEO at Proimpro Ltd. 2010 -

Conference chair AIN Europe Helsinki conference 2007

Specialties: I can come up with a playful exercise with any content, context or goal - just ask me! Learning by doing works best. Learning by playing with lots of laughter works even better!