Merle Hensel works internationally in a wide variety of styles and genres.

Theatre credits include: MACBETH (Broadway, National Theatre of Scotland; Lincoln Center); PROTESTSONG (National Theatre); GREEN SNAKE (National Theatre of China); THE MISTRESS CONTRACT,  X and a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone. (- noun) (Royal Court); POLITICALMOTHER and SUN (Hofesh Schechter Company; Sadlers Wells and international touring); THE ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM (RSC); SHUN-KIN (Complicite; Setagaya Theatre Tokyo and Barbican); TENEBRE (Oper am Rhein); THE WHEEL, 27 and GLASGOW GIRLS (National Theatre of Scotland); MACBETH, PARALLEL ELEKTRA and THE SHAWL (Young Vic); LOVESONG (Frantic Assembly); MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Royal Exchange Manchester); 8 MINUTES (Alexander Whitley Company, Sadlers Wells and international touring); JAMES SON OF JAMES, THE BULL (Irish entry to Prague Quadrennial Theatre Design exhibition, nominated for the Oliver Award for best new dance production, UK Critics Circle Award for Best Modern Choreography) and THE FLOWERBED (Time Out Critics Choice Award) for (Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre; Barbican, Dublin Theatre Festival and international touring); JUSTITIA and PARK (Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company; Sadler's Wells and international touring); THE GIRLS OF SLENDER MEANS (Stellar Quines Theatre Company; Assembly Hall, Edinburgh Festival); CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Corn Exchange; Dublin Theatre Festival); DIENER ZWEIER HERREN (Schlosstheater Vienna); HUMAN SHADOWS (Underground7; The Place Prize); IPPOLIT (Sophiensaele, Berlin; Schauspielhaus Zürich; Münchner Kammerspiele); DER VERLORENE (Sophiensaele, Berlin); KUPSCH (Deutsches Theater, Göttingen); MARIA STUARDA (Vereinigte Bühnen Mönchengladbach/Krefeld); DER VETTERAUS DINGSDA (Oper Graz);  MÜNCHHAUSEN, HERR DER LÜGEN (Neuköllner Oper, Berlin).

Film credits include: MORITURI TE SALUTANT and BABY (Phillip Stölzl)

Merle is a lecturer at Central St Martins School of Art and Design in London. Other teaching includes Rose Bruford College and Goldsmiths.