Maximilian Stelzl was born in 1962 in Kötzting. While studying for his degree at the TFH Berlin, he was the technical director of the Tanzfabrik Berlin. From 1994-96 he toured with Sasha Waltz & Guests, among others. From 1996-2008 he was the technical director of the Podewil, Berlin. Since then he has been working as a technical director, tour technician and lighting technician for the Move Berlim and Tanz im August festivals, the choreographers Mette Ingvartsen and Toula Limnaios as well as the Oper Dynamo West and Schauplatz International ensembles. In addition, he also belongs to the Uferstudios planning team in Berlin. Since 2010 he is technical director at the HZT Berlin.