13 Years Active Member of the GDBA
My union activities are reflected in the various positions I have filled with enthusiasm over the past thirteen years. I was an ensemble spokesperson in two theatre companies, a works council representative for four years, founded the Plauen-Zwickau local chapter („Lokalverband“) of the GDBA and was its chairwoman for five years. For seven years now I have been on the advisory board („Beirat“) for the opera soloists and deputy member of the VddB administrative board („Verwaltungsrat“).
I have actively brought about changes in the GDBA exemplified by my work in the „Zukunftswerkstatt“ in 2014/2015. I have helped to promote decisions at meetings of the regional association („Landesverbandsversammlungen“), meetings of the executive board („Hauptvorstandssitzungen“) and cooperative days („Genossenschaftstage“). As an assessor at the court of arbitration for theatres („Bühnenschiedsgericht“), I have stood up for the concerns of colleagues.
I have run an intensive lobby and have maintained a strong position in communication between different cultural actors. As part of my union engagement I have had training on the Works Constitution Act („Betriebsverfassungsgesetzt“), in accounting („Bilanzierung“) and risk management („Risikomanagement“).
15 Years of Professional Stage Experience
I studied opera singing and vocal pedagogy. In addition, I am currently working as a theatre educator. I have signed and negotiated fixed contracts, guest contracts, fee contracts and service agreements over the last fifteen years and have become familiar with their advantages and disadvantages.
From the Hamburg State Opera to the Freiberg Theatre Company, I’ve worked in theatres of all sizes. I have played on podiums of every size from the large church to the gymnasium to the small salon in a castle. My repertoire ranges from small and mid-sized roles to leading roles in the lyric and dramatic categories („Fachsystem“). I have also done acting roles.
As a member of Trio Frauenrausch I have developed entertaining musical programs and have created the dialogues for them.
As a theatre educator I have directed plays for children and young people. I am the artistic director of the Summer Musical Camp („Musical-Sommer-Camp“) in Zwickau and offer musical workshops.
My skills enable me to fill the Presidency of the GDBA with experience and knowledge!