Katja Dreyer was born in Berlin in 1974, she studied drama (directing and acting) in the Netherlands and has lived in Brussels since 2004. In her own work she tries to shed light on history and its consequences by zooming in on the personal lives of ordinary people. She has written and produced several original plays including Cry me A river. The Quest for the Source., made together with Norwegian artist Karen Røise Kielland, Ophelia Comes to Brooklyn, Kroniec and Überflieger. As a performer she has worked for many artists and choreographers such as Mette Ingvartsen, Mette Edvardsen, Miet Warlop, Ivana Müller, David Weber-Krebs and Superamas, among others. She is a resident artist at KW Pianofabriekin Brussels and has regularly worked at the Buda studios in Kortrijk (e.g. with Ingvartsen or Warlop, or for her own performances). For Ophelia comes to Brooklyn, Katja worked with performers Davis Freeman and Dolores Hulan.