After studying medicine Ludger Orlok was educated in contemporary dance. He worked at various theaters as a dancer, choreographer and actor among others with Peter Zadek, Companie C. de la B., Lynda Gaudreau and Katja Wachter. Visits to New York and Italy, as well as a professor at the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul for contemporary danvce. Since 2000 he is part of the team at Tanzfabrik Berlin as a project manager, since 2007 as a board and since 2008 as the artistic manager. He responsible and curator among others for the European network APAP (Avancing Performing Arts Project) and the residency program and festivals “Open Spaces” and “Tanznacht Berlin”. Orlok was member at Tanztendenz in Munich board member of ZTBerlin e.V. He developed international projects with artists such as “Cross Currens” (Berlin / Johannesburg), In Residence (a community project by Jo Parkes in Berlin) and worked for the Hanguk Performing Arts Center in Seoul, Goethe-Institute, Daimler Benz Stiftung and the International Festival Movimentos as a consultant.