Carolin Hochleichter is a dramaturg, curator, lecturer, mother to three children and founding member of the Keep It Real collective. She studied cultural science and aesthetic practice in Hildesheim as well as Utrecht, and completed the Cultures of the Curatorial graduate programme in Leipzig. During her studies in Hildesheim, she oversaw the artistic direction of the 2003 edition of transeuropa, an international performing arts festival.
From 2004 to 2007, she collaborated with Hannah Hurtzig on the project Mobile Academy and worked with Joanna Nuckowska in Warsaw in this context as well. Following her role as dramaturg at the Theater Freiburg from 2008 to 2011, she moved on to the international performing arts festival Foreign Affairs at the Berliner Festspiele, where she was dramaturg from 2012 to 2016. She was then curator for the Ruhrtriennale from 2017 to 2020, and co-curator for the international programme of the Athens Epidaurus Festival in 2019. In 2020 she was artistic director of Hildesheim’s bid to become European Capital of Culture 2025. Carolin Hochleichter regularly works as a production dramaturg, teaches dramaturgy at various academies, and has been a directing mentor at the Academy of Performing Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg since 2021.
As of July 2022