He earned a degree in Italian Language and Literature, Romance Philology and Ethnology from the University of Fribourg and holds a double doctorate in Italian Language and Literature and Theatre Studies from the Universities of Freiburg and Bern. In his academic year 2006/07 he was a member of the Swiss Institute in Rome. From 2005 to 2009 he worked on a research project on commedia dell’arte with the Institute of Theatre Studies in Bern. In 2010 he collaborated on a number of teaching modules with the Haute école de musique in Geneva. He participated in the publication of an edition of the seventeenth century’s Most Chosen Scenarios of Histrionics directed by Stefan Hulfeld and in 2014 he won of a prize awarded by the Rectorate of the University of Vienna. He is currently a member of the steering committee of the Swiss Society of Theatre Studies, the Federal Theatre Jury and the Elisarion Cultural Commission. His main research topics include commedia dell’arte, physical theatre and diversity in theatres.