Born in Hamburg in 1995, Simon Zander, son of an actor, came in touch with theater at an early age and soon discovered his enthusiasm for acting and theatrical arts. After completing an internship at the Fundus Theater in Hamburg, he started his apprenticeship to become specialist in event technology. While working at several theater festivals during his training, he learned to develop lighting concepts for various theater productions and how to implement them on different stages. In addition, Simon gained experience at various theaters in Hamburg as a freelance technician. He finished his apprenticeship in spring 2017.
After spending a year as a lighting technician at the Hamburg State Opera, Simon has been working as an event technician for the National Youth Ballet since 2018.