Felix Dreyer hails from Schwerin, where he started work as a lighting technician at the state theater after his technical training. Positions as lighting master and lighting inspector followed in Flensburg and Hildesheim. From 2005 to 2015 he was artistic lighting director at the Akademietheater, Burgtheater Wien. Teaching assignments for lighting design led Felix Dreyer to the Akademie der bildenden Künste from 2010 to 2013 and in 2015 to the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He has worked with directors Andrea Breth, Barbara Frey, Mateja Koležnik, Friederike Heller, Luc Bondy, Frank Castorf, René Pollesch, Claus Peymann, Stephan Kimmig, Stefan Bachmann, Roland Schimmelpfennig, Jan Bosse, David Bösch, Stefan Pucher and Dušan David Pařízek, among others. Since 2015 Felix Dreyer has been head lighting designer at Schauspiel Stuttgart.