is responsible for the promotion of dance and theatre at the Federal Office for Culture in Switzerland. Besides she teaches at different universities. She studied theatre, film and television sciences in Cologne and Amsterdam. From 1991-2007 she codirected the festival »Berner Tanztage«. She received her PhD at the University of Bern in 1997 with a research on videodance. Since 2002 Claudia Rosiny is member of the programme board and lecturer for DAS/MAS »TanzKultur« at the University Bern.