Maika Knoblich (1986, DE), worked as an assistant to various directors at Maxim Gorki Theatre  and did her B.A. at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen , where she established a long time collaboration with fellow student Hendrik Quast. In 2010 she joined the Master program in DasArts, holding a directors scholarship from the DAAD . Furthermore, Maika works as a light designer and dramaturge for various choreographers and directors, such as: Philippe Blanchard, Barbara Schmidt-Rohr , Olympia Bukkakis , Emmi-Lou Rößling , Billinger & Schulz , Karol Tyminski, SKART, Julian Weber  and Jeremy Wade . She has been part of early Gangplank residencies which have largely informed her interest in lights and the exchange of skills and knowledge between different artistic practices.