Steinunn Knútsdóttir trained as an actor in Denmark, and studied theatre direction in the UK and Russia. Steinunn has worked with various theatre groups as a director and a performer in Denmark, England and Iceland. Steinunn has mainly focused on progressive, cutting edge theatre, crossing the borders between disiplines, participating in many research projects. Steinunn is currently based in Iceland where she works as a theatre director and drama lecturer at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. Her recent work has played in Reykjavik, Copenhagen, New York and Vienna.