Born in Dresden, Hamann works as a freelance stage and costume designer, theatre pedagogue and director. She has been leading the theatre division at Zeithain prison since 2009 as art therapist and theatre maker in the context of a part-time job.
Her work focuses on theatre and art projects with amateurs, disadvantaged groups, such as people with disabilities and prisoners as well as art and theatre pedagogic work with children and adolescents. Since 2005 she has been working continuously on art and further education projects for people with disabilities. She is initiator and founding member of the freelance artist initiative workshop atelier farbwerk (translation: colourworks) for artists with and without disabilities. Since 2009, Jacqueline Hamann has a teaching position at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden in the department of art therapy.