Studies of arts, musicology and chemistry in Heidelberg, Stuttgart and Hamburg. Since 1990 assistent set designer of Marco Arturo Marelli and Wolfgang Gussmann for productions in all major opera houses of Europe like Munic, Dresden, Paris, Amsterdam, Salzburg, Vienna, Venice, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Kopenhagen, Oslo, etc. Collaboration with Willy Decker, Andreas Homoki, Jürgen Flimm, Johannes Schaaf, Harry Kupfer, Robert Wilson etc. Since 1991 set designer in Hamburg, Munic, Dresden, Vienna, Brussels, Aix-en-Provence, etc. Since 2001 stage director in Brussels, Antwerp, Ludwigsburg Festival, Turino etc. Since 2008 teaching at the conservatory of Antwerp.