Ulrike Melzwig, born 1978 in Leipzig, studied cultural work at the school for applied sciences in Potsdam where she graduated in 2003. Besides her studies she worked for several years in the artistic direction of Schaubühne Lindenfels, Leipzig.
Ulrike Melzwig is founding member of make up productions together with Antonia Baehr. Since 2003 she has been working as a production administrator for almost all make up productions-projects.
In 2004/05 she organised together with Martin Nachbar the open conference MODE05 - towards a new educational model in dance and choreography - at fabrik Potsdam. The accompanying reader of this conference was published in 2007 at b_books, Berlin („Reverse Engineering Education“, edited by Ulrike Melzwig, Mårten Spångberg and Nina Thielicke).
Since 2006 Ulrike Melzwig works for Tanzplan Potsdam / Artists-in-Residence at fabrik Potsdam, since 2008 as artistic director.