Artistic Director of DSCHUNGEL WIEN since 2016/17.
Trained in New York as an actress and dancer and in San Francisco at the Dell'Arte School of physical theatre. She started to work in theatre at Junges Theater Basel, where she later on worked as director.
Corinne Eckenstein has been working as a freelance director and choreographer since 1995. She directed and choreographed as well at Junges Theater Basel, Theater der Künste, Zürich, Theater der
Jugend, Schauspielhaus Wien and Junges Schauspielhaus Hannover. In 1995 she founded the Off Theatre Company: TheaterFOXFIRE together with the author and director Lilly Axster. Creation and world premieres of several pieces performed at various theatres in Vienna. When DSCHUNGEL WIEN Theatre for Young Audience opened in 2004, an intensive and successful cooperation with TheaterFOXFIRE started. Corinne Eckenstein’s work is characterized by the fact that she develops pieces in writing labs together with the performers, as well as working with teenagers and children together with professional dancers and actors.