Dinah Ehm grew up in Augsburg and trained as a cutter for female garments at the Theater there after she left school. After assisting at the Staatstheater in Stuttgart she studied costume design at the University for the Fine Arts in Dresden, before working as an assistant and head of the costume department at Theater Basel and the Theater an der Ruhr in Mülheim. She went to New York as a pattern designer before opening her own costume studio in Berlin in 2000. She has worked on many productions for the stage, film and television, for people including Sasha Waltz & Guests, the Constantin Film AG, Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg, the Ensemble and Schaubühne in Berlin. She has been working free-lance as a costume designer for opera and drama since 2006. Her costumes have been seen at theatres including the Staatstheaters in Stuttgart, Mainz, Oldenburg and Bern and Theater Lucerne. Director and artist colleagues have included Armin Petras, Ekat Cordes, Albrecht Hirche, Ingo Kerkhof and Cora Frost. She designed costumes for Barrie Kosky productions of Pelléas et Mélisande in the Komische Oper and Die Dreigroschenoper / Threepenny Opera at the Ensemble in Berlin. She is making her debut at Oper Frankfurt with this Britten The Prodigal Son / The Burning Fiery Furnace double bill in the Bockenheimer Depot.