Julie Pfleiderer was born in Dusseldorf, Germany. After growing up in Neuss, she worked for the German TV channel ARD in Cologne as press assistant. She learned how to edit films in a video production company where she also worked first time as camera assistant.
Moving to Cologne, she assisted 2 years for 9 directors at the Schauspielhaus Koln. Moving to Berlin, she studied theatre directing at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch. While studying in Berlin, she directed 2 performances/ interventions in the Café *Altes Europa* in Berlin Mitte.
Her production *Richard 3* from 2005 was invited to several festivals – 100 Grad HAU Berlin, Festival Premières Strasburg, Korber Stiftung Junge Regie Hamburg. After her diploma *Liliom* of Franz Molnar, Julie directed 3 plays at the Staatstheater Mainz: *Kopftot* of Gerhild Steinbuch (2006), *Amoklaufer – Miniaturen der Gewalt* (2007) and *Menschen in Kindergrossen* of Gerhild Steinbuch (2008). Her performance *R. Destillat* (after the film *Rosetta* of the Belgian film directors Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne, text by Gerhild Steinbuch) was invited to *Freischwimmer Festival 2008* and shown at Sophiensaele Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, Gessnerallee Zurich, FFT Dusseldorf, Brut Wien and Pathos Transport Theater Munchen. For *Kopftot* and *R. Destillat*
Julie was nominated as *Nachwuchsregisseurin 2006 and 2008* (best talented young director) of the German theatre magazine *Theater Heute*.
She worked also at the Schauspielhaus Wien, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin and as directors assistant of the Belgian artist Jan Fabre for his show *Requiem fur eine Metamorphose* at the Salzburger Festspiele 2007.
In 2009 Julie Pfleiderer participated in APT – advanced performance training in Antwerp, Belgium, where she created her first video installation “Serious or Catastrophic”. She followed workshops with Dora Garcia, Romeo Castellucci, Moritz Kung, Lilia Mestre, Rabih Mroué, Deuffert & Plischke, Nicolas Y Galeazzi… In January 2010 she directed her production *Kollaps* at the Schauspielhaus Wuppertal, Germany, and in March 2010 the film adaptation “A short film about love” of K. Kieslowski in collaboration with the director Philipp Becker in Troubleyn/ Jan Fabre and de theatermaker, Antwerp, Belgium.
In May 2010 Julie co-directed the solo of the American dancer Michel Yang at Pianofabriek in Brussels, Belgium. In November Julie did her first audio installation for the Festival “DONG XUAN oder Fruhling in Lichtenberg” at HAU Berlin, curated by Matthias Lilienthal and Gesine Danckwart.
In 2011 Julie Pfleiderer created the performance “Collapse – Not the end (Scherzo)” based on Cornelius Cardew `s “Treatise” in collaboration with Heike Langsdorf, Katja Dreyer, Jacob Wren and Dan Perjovschi for Burning Ice Festival at Kaaitheater Brussels and also exhibited her video installation “Serious or Catastrophic” in Kaaitheater during the festival.
At the moment she participates in SIC SoundImageCulture Program in Brussels where she works on a video installation on the border of documentary and fiction.
For the festival Steirischer Herbst in Graz, Austria, Julie directs the audio walk and performance “Am Schonsten ist das was bereits verschwunden ist” (text by Gerhild Steinbuch), premiere in October 2011.
In summer 2011 Julie was invited for the artist!s residency on Isola Comacina in Italy from Kunsten en Erfgoed, Vlaamse Overheid/ Flemish government, Brussels, Belgium. Julie Pfleiderer lives and works in Berlin and Brussels.