Meike is originally from East Germany and came to Northern Ireland in 1990. Upon arriving in Belfast, she soon got involved in Musical Theatre in a production of ‘Oklahoma!’. Meike became a member of Belfast Operatic Company and performed in many shows with them. She also has performed in shows with other companies including St. Agnes’ Choral Society, Bangor Operatic Society and Lisnagarvey Operatic Society. Since joining The Ulster Operatic Company in 2001 Meike has been an integral part of the rejuvenation of the Company, serving as Secretary and Production Manager on the committee for over 10 years. She has performed in pretty much everything the Company has put on since then with her favourites being ‘West Side Story’, ‘Rent’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. Meike also served as Academy Manager in the Ulster Youth Academy, an academy for young people to learn stage craft and offering performing opportunities.
In her professional life, Meike has been working for many years as a Business Consultant, assisting New Start Businesses fulfil their dreams, developing and writing business plans and financial forecasts as well as training and mentoring with new and existing businesses. Her passion in the business world lies with working in the third sector helping Social Enterprises to set up, develop and grow.
Meike is passionate about many things, including Musical Theatre, all sorts of sport, especially motor sport, football and rugby. She loves to travel and ensures to visit her German family regularly.
Meike is delighted to be working with the Drake Music Project as Programme Manager.
If your organisation, school or any individual with a disability is interested in our special Music Workshops, including our ‘Music for All’ workshops aimed at anyone experiencing a disability of any kind or our ‘Sound Memories’ workshops aimed at people experiencing early to medium stages of dementia, then please get in touch with Meike who will be delighted to get it all organised for you.
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