Born in 1973 in Oberhausen, Dresenkamp studied visual communication at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg as well as at the Camberwell College of Arts in London. Since 2000 she has worked as a cinematographer and video artist for theatre productions, including with the directors Stefan Pucher (e.g. Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hedda Gabler, Struwwelpeter, Rausch, Woyzeck), Schorsch Kamerun, René Pollesch (Fantasma), Martin Wuttke (Nach der Oper. Würgeengel), Karin Beier (Elektra – die Rasenden), Jan Bosse (e.g. Anna Karenina, Dantons Tod, Robinson Crusoe) as well as in collaboration with the choreographer Simone Aughterlony (Bare Back Lying, Between Amateurs). From 2001 to 2010, Meika Dresenkamp was an integral part of Christoph Schlingensief’s team and collaborated with him in numerous productions, including Bambiland, Parsifal, Atta Atta – Die Kunst ist ausgebrochen, Kaprow City, Mea Culpa. Eine Readymade Oper and Via Intolleranza II in cooperation with artists from Burkina Faso. She has worked at many theatres including the Schauspielhaus Hamburg, the Volksbühne Berlin, the Bavarian State Opera Munich, the Burgtheater Vienna, the Bienniale 2003, Schauspielhaus Zurich, the Festspielhaus Bayreuth, the Deutsches Theater Berlin, the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin and the Thalia Theater in Hamburg. Meika Dresenkamp lives with her family in Berlin.