Nicole Aurich was born in 1977 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, now Chemnitz. After finishing her studies of teacher for elementary schools at the Technical University of Dresden, she studied theater pedagogy at the University of the Arts in Berlin. As an independent theater educator, she gained many years of experience for example with children and young people at the Societaetstheater in Dresden or as a lecturer at the TU Dresden.
Since 2014 she has been responsible for setting up and managing KOST – cooperation school and theater in Saxony. This initiative, which is funded by the state of Saxony, promotes theater work and further training in the field of theater for teachers.
In 2016 Nicole Aurich founded the association Erzählraum eV, an association for free artistic storytelling.