Miriam Waldenspuhl was born in 1990 in Freiburg. She began her professional career with a hairdressing traineeship. During her study history of art at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, she worked as an intern in the Wig and Makeup department in various theaters and shops: Stadttheater Freiburg, Die Staatstheater Stuttgart acting, opera and ballet, Georg Korpás Make-up & Prosthetics in Munich. In March 2017, she successfully completed her studies WIGS, MAKE-UP AND SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS FOR STAGE AND SCREEN (BA) at the Theater Academy August Everding in Munich. In May 2020, she graduated in DESIGN FOR STAGE AND FILM (MFA) at the NYU – Tisch School of the Arts in New York City, USA. On the side she works internationally as a freelance artist in various projects such as the Festival d’Aix en Provence, the Bayreuth Festival, the Münchner Kammerspiele, the Theater Münster, several NYU Film productions, in collaboration with ARTE, SWR, BR and the feature film production THE KEEPER. Since November 2021 she works as an adjunct faculty at the Theater Academy August Everding in Munich.


Miriam Waldenspuhl wurde 1990 in Freiburg geboren. Sie begann ihre berufliche Laufbahn mit einer Ausbildung zur Friseurin. Während ihres Studiums der Kunstgeschichte an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg hospitierte sie in verschiedenen Häusern in der Maske: Stadttheater Freiburg, Staatstheater Stuttgart Schauspiel, Oper und Ballett, Georg Korpás Make-up & Prosthetics in München. Im März 2017 beendete sie erfolgreich ihr Studium MASKENBILD – THEATER UND FILM (BA) an der Theaterakademie August Everding in München. Im Mai 2020 schloss sie ihren Master in DESIGN FOR STAGE AND FILM (MFA) an der NYU – Tisch School of the Arts in New York City, USA, erfolgreich ab. Sie arbeitet international als freie Künstlerin in verschiedenen Projekten wie beim Festival d’Aix en Provence, den Bayreuther Festspielen, in den Münchner Kammerspielen, im Theater Münster, in verschiedenen NYU Film Produktionen, in Kooperationen mit ARTE, SWR, BR und bei der Spielfilm Produktion TRAUTMANN. Seit November 2021 unterrichtet sie als freie Dozentin an der Theaterakademie August Everding in München.

12/2021 CYBERCITY LOVESTORY, Stuttgart

TV series by Carly Schrader, produced by MackNeXT: costume design


11/2021 WAS IHR WOLLT at Theater, Münster

theater play by Shakespeare, directed by Julia Prechsl: costume design


07/2021 DEAD GIRLS DANCING, Munich & Italy

feature film by Anna Roller: costume design, makeup department


02/2021 JOHANNES-PASSION at Staatsoper, Stuttgart

opera concert by J.S. Bach, directed by Ulrich Rasche, costume design by Sara Schwarz & Romy Springsguth: costume assistant



Animated Film by Theaterakademy August Everding: Illustrations


07/2020 ARTGERECHT, Stuttgart

short feature film by Carly Schrader: costume design, hair & makeup


03/2020 AS YOU LIKE IT, New York

Theater play bs Shakespeare, directed by Sanaz Ghajar: costume design, hair & makeup


12/2019 THE NIGHT NURSE, New York

short feature Film by Tim Delaney: costume design, hair & makeup design


08/2019 AREZO, Stuttgart

short feature Film by Alireza Esfandiarnezhad, Alireza Ghasemi: hair & makeup design



Theater play by Molière (bourgeoise gentilhomme), adapted and directed by Justin Emeka: costume design, hair & makeup design


03/2019 FIGMENTS, New York

short feature Film by Shao Min Chew Chia: costume design, hair & makeup design


01/2019 PANCAKES, Florida

short feature Film by Kai Torres: costume design


09/2018 THE WAIT, New York

short feature Film by Jason Brownrigg: art direction, costume design, hair & makeup design


07/2017 ORLANDO PALADINO at Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich

opera by Joseph Haydn, staged by Axel Ranisch, set & costume design by Falko Herold: Design Assistant


05/2018 ONE, New York

short feature film by Kai Torres: costume design, hair & makeup design


04/2018 HABITS, New York

Dance Theater, NYU Tisch Theater, New York City: costume & makeup design


03/2018 FACE. Sculpture Emperor Hadrian, Denmark

 Exhibition at Stiftsmuseet Maribo Denmark: sculpting


12/2017 CHARACTERKOPFE – Griechen und Römer im Portrait, Sculpture Emperor Hadrian, Munich

Exhibition at Glyptothek Munich: sculpting


09/2017 THE KEEPER, Munich

feature film by Marcus H. Rosenmüller, produced by Lieblingsfilm, Zephyr Films, British Film Company: Makeup design Extras


03 / 2017 OLGAS RAUM von Dea Loher, Munich

short film by Miriam Waldenspuhl and Anna Roller: script & concept, production design, costume design, makeup design



Play staged by Toshiki Okada: Makeup department


04 / 2016 THE PASSENGER at Prinzregententheater, Munich

ballet by Bayerisches Staatsballett: makeup department


04 / 2016 MOCCA SWING, Munich

music video by Wouter Wirth and Anna Roller: makeup & costume design


11 / 2015 POLETA, Munich

short feature film by Nuno-Miguel Wong: makeup design


10 / 2015 DIE HEBAMME II, Berlin & Prague

feature film by Hannu Salonen, produced by Oliver Berben: makeup department



short feature film by Lukas Väth: makeup department


07 / 2015 SVADBA at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

a capella opera by Ana Sokolović, staged by Ted Huffman and Zack Winokur: makeup assistant


03 / 2015 THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Prinzregententheater, Munich

opera by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, staged by Stefan Huber: makeup design


02 / 2015 L’ARBORE DI DIANA at Prinzregententheater, Munich

opera by Vicente Martín y Soler, staged by Balázs Kovalik: makeup design


08 / 2014 LOHENGRIN at Bayreuther Festpiele, Bayreuth

children opera by Richard Wagner, produced by BF Media: makeup design


11 / 2013 PORN PUNK POETRY, Stuttgart

feature film by Maurice Hübner, in cooperation with ARTE, BR, SWR: makeup design


07 / 2013 DAS ALTE BOSE WIR, Stuttgart

short feature film by Lily Erlinger: makeup design





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