Juliane Schunke comes from Weimar and studied art history, theatre studies and literature in Leipzig. From 2008 to 2016 she was employed as dramaturge for opera and ballet at the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen, where she accompanied numerous repertoire pieces and world premieres - including the internet opera "Manon" and the FAUST Prize-winning world premiere of the ballet "Charlotte Salomon - Death and the Painter" by Bridget Breiner. She was responsible for the Hör.Oper project - audio description for blind and visually impaired people and was a presenter on many occasions. From 2016 to 2023 she was dramaturge for opera and ballet at the Semperoper Dresden, where she accompanied productions ranging from classical opera to ballet performances and contemporary dance to current music theatre productions. She has worked with directors such as Dietrich W. Hilsdorf, Michiel Dijkema, Barbora Horáková-Joly, Laura Scozzi and Rolando Villazón, as well as choreographers such as Bridget Breiner, David Dawson, Demis Volpi, Aaron S. Watkin and Johan Inger. Since the 2023/24 season, she has been strengthening the dramaturgy in opera and ballet at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.