March 2015: After co-creating two successful Sensory Labyrinth Theatre experiences, Beneath The Mountain and Into The Fairytale, Heike is working on a further Sensory Labyrinth project.
Stay tuned for a darkly comic theatre production Heike is co-producing and starring in, coming to Cape Town this July/August.
More details to follow…
February 2015: Santa’s Story, a theatre fundraiser Heike is coordinating, will be at Theatre on the Bay on February 3, 2015. All proceeds will pay for a 12-week Drama Therapy intervention for children from The Homestead shelter for boys. Heike has been volunteering at The Homestead since March 2012.
December 2014: Heike participated in the German TV FIlm Superdad, directed by Jan-Markus Linhof for SAT 1.
October 2014: Heike is shooting an anti-smoking PSA for Switzerland.
August 214: After 5 months of hard work behind the scenes, the Circles of Support Fundraiser, in aid of the Peri-Natal Mental Health Project, will be held at the Baxter Concert Hall on August 16th. Tickets available through the Baxter ticket office and Computicket.
Heike is currently rehearsing Urban Death, the cult LA show that will run in Cape Town from 5 – 15 December, Intimate Theatre.
The indie short film, Harold, that Heike and her toddler son star in, recently won Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Sound at the Cape Winelands Film Festival. Meanwhile, Heike is the gnome-bashing wife in the #saynotognomes campaign currently being flighted in the UK and Ireland for IKEA, Time for Change. Earlier this year, she appeared alongside German TV stars Hannes Jaenicke and Rebecca Immanuel in the German comedy based on the bestselling book, Power to the Children.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa to Austrian parents, Heike grew up speaking German, English and Afrikaans. Having since added French and South African Sign Language (SASL) to her repertoire, she performs in five languages.
A graduate of the School of Dramatic Arts at WITS University in Johannesburg, Heike started in television as the writer/presenter of Fabuscopes, a daily, comical horoscope insert on The Breakfast Club on SABC 2. At the same time, she portrayed Angel, the bitch, in the Deaf TV sign-language soap opera Young & Speechless for four years.
Heike lived in London for two years and Paris for a decade. She also spent a lot of time honing her skills in Los Angeles. In 2011, Heike and her family moved to Cape Town, South Africa.
Her credits include supporting roles in four feature films, the lead roles in five out of seven short films and a variety of stage plays performed in English, Afrikaans, German or French, as well as stints at the Grahamstown, ATKV, Avignon and Edinburgh Festivals.
Heike was the English weather announcer on France 24, France’s 24-hour news channel.
In 2007 her blog, Hollywood Reporter won Best Overseas SA Blog.