Ragnar Freidank trained as an actor in his native Germany and since 2004 has been teaching acting in New York. He has been on the faculty of Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, Brooklyn College, Marymount Manhattan, Michael Howard Studios, The New School and teaches his own Scene-Class. In 2015 he co-founded the Michael Chekhov School in Hudson (NY) together with Fern Sloan & Ted Pugh. He works as a freelance director of theater, filmmaker, location sound-recordist, camera operator and editor. He directed the award-winning narrative film "Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn", starring Joanna Merlin, executive producer Bob Balaban and co-directed the acclaimed DVD series "Master Classes in the Michael Chekhov Technique", produced by the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA). He made the "D&D Roadshow Movie" for Improbable Theatre (UK) and most recently collaborated on Improbable's Show "Tao of Glass", with Phelim McDermott and composer Philip Glass.