Johannes Sigel was born in Vendome, south of France, and grew up in Freiburg, Breisgau. After completing his course of study as a teacher for primary and lower secondary school, he travelled to the States for an expedition on home-schooling and spent half a year there. In 2004 he founded “Die Märchenerzähler”, performing their own theatrical and musical adventure stories for children in south Germany in cooperation with Daniel Cotic. After working as a teacher in Baden-Württemberg and Hessen, he graduated from the PH Ludwigsburg with a master’s degree in educational science. Since 2009 he has been a member of the south regional project team for the German school-award and as such has been organizing events for school managements.