Ania Michaelis is a theatre maker and artistic director.

After studying at the Totales Theater School in Switzerland, she had contracts with the Schauspielhaus Köln (Cologne) and the Westfälischen Landestheater as well as working in independent projects, mainly in Berlin, but also, for example for the Expo ’92 in Seville.

She has staged productions at venues including the Nationaltheater Mannheim, the Puppentheater Halle, the Theater Junge Generation in Dresden, the Freies Theaterhaus Frankfurt am Main and the Theater des Lachens Frankfurt an der Oder. Since 1993, she has collaborated with the Theater o.N. in Berlin, becoming its artistic director in 2010. From the 2011/12 season, she is also senior director of the play and puppet theatre sections at the Theater Junge Generation in Dresden. In 2001, she received the first prize at the theatre days in Karlsruhe for Das Muschelessen (The Mussel Dinner) Her work has been invited to attend many children’s and youth theatre festivals in Germany and abroad.