Since 1991, Irene lives in Bochum/Germany, part of the European Capital of Culture of 2010.
She met the Alexander Technique first to find her voice. As an actress, she immediately knew that the work would help process her physical, mental and spatial exploration not only on stage, but for life. She gives classes in Alexander Work in the Kulturhaus Oskar, Bochum, since 2007. She teaches private lessons and groups. She is a Living In A Body Instructor trained by Robyn Avalon and interested in cranio work and BMC, Tango dancing, Tai chi, and meditation. In 2009 she was a teaching apprentice with the summer retreat in New Mexico.