Nicolau Antunes studied acting at the Superior School of Theatre and Cinema, Lisbon. He has a Masters degree in Theater Directing from Middlesex University, London and The Qualification Advanced Studies in Theater Directing from the Russian Academy of Theatre Art (GITIS), Moscow. Nicolau has been teaching acting and improvisation since 2007 at the Department of Theater, University of Évora and for postgraduate students at Superior Institute of Aplied Psychology in Lisbon, Portugal. He also co-founded theatre groups at both universities. Nicolau also has been teaching several acting workshops in Portugal, Brasil, India, Thailand and Czech Republic, and has directed extensively in Portugal.