Katinka Deecke first undertook a dance apprenticeship, before studying French literature and theater studies in Paris. After moving to Frankfurt, where she completed a master's degree and worked at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts. Deecke then lived for two years in Berlin, where she worked as a freelance production director and dramaturge and took charge of, amongst other things, the international art project "80 * 81" by Christopher Roth and Georg Diez.
From 2012 to 2015 Deecke was opera dramaturge at the Theater Bremen, where she worked alongside the likes of Anna-Sophie Mahler, Benedikt von Peter and Robert Lehniger. During this time she was responsible for two-year residency programme Gintersdorfer / Klaßen and was in charge of festivals which encompassed interdisciplinary themes, such as the Gefendendendrama "Die Schutzbefohlenen", which was designed by Elfriede Jelinek.
Since the season 2015/16, Deecke has been a dramaturge at the Münchner Kammerspielen.