Susanne Franco is associate professor at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice (Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage) where she teaches Dance History, Performance Art History, and Theater Studies.

Her academic research interests focus on dance and performance art history and dance research methodology, and she also works as a curator for several Institutions.

She has published essays on modern and contemporary dance, and on methodology of research, and she has authored Martha Graham (2003) and Fréderic Flamand (2004). She also edited Audruckstanz: il corpo, la danza e la critica (special issue of Biblioteca Teatrale, 2006), and the dossier “Danza performance museo” (Danza e Ricerca-Laboratorio di Studi, Scritture, Visioni, 2020, n.12);  and co-edited Moving Spaces. Enacting Dance, Performance, and the Digital in the Museum with Gabriella Giannachi (2021); Dance Discourses: Keywords in Dance Research (2007) and The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Memory (forthcoming) with Marina Nordera; On Reenactment: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools (forthcoming) with Cristina Baldacci. She is currently the PI of the international research project ‘Memory in Motion: Re-Membering Dance History’ (2019–2022). She also works as a curator for different Italian Institutions such as the Fondazione Querini Stampalia (Venice), the Foundation Pinault (Venice), and the Fondazione Piemonte dal vivo-Lavanderia a Vapore (Turin). Together with Roberto Casarotto, she has curated the dance program for the Hangar Bicocca (Milan, 2009–2011).