Paolo Nani was born in Italy in 1956, and studied art before joining Argentinean troupe Teatro Nuclo.
He subsequently moved to Denmark where he joined the company Cantabile 2 along with his friend Nullo Facchini. He created and performed in several original shows with Cantabile 2, before founding his own company in 1995 and embarking upon the first of many European tours.
Paolo Nani also teaches clowning.
Kristjan Ingimarsson is originally from Iceland, but moved to Denmark in 1992 to study mime, dance and comedy at the Commedia School in Copenhagen. He went on to work with various Danish companies as a performer, director, choreographer and author, before joining Cantabile 2 and taking up a teaching post at the School of Stage Arts. It was around this time that he made the acquaintance of Paolo Nanni.
In 1998, he founded Teater Neander, which subsequently became the Kristjan Ingimarsson Company.