Michael Freundt studied theater science, philosophy and dance science. He worked as a freelance journalist and critic. He belonged to the team of directors of numerous independent theater projects, and worked for the euro-scene Leipzig from 1997 to 2002. Since 2003, he has been the deputy director of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) – German Centre. In March 2006, he was named managing director of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland. He is President of the European Network of Information Centres for the Performing Arts (ENICPA) and member of the advisory board of the EU i-treasures project.