Dancer and movement educator who founded a method that combines creative visualization, embodied anatomy, physical and mental exercises, and educational skills called The Franklin Method. He then founded the Franklin-Method Institute.
He graduated from the University of Zurich with a Bachelor's of Science and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
He joined the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, and has taught at numerous respected universities, including NYU, the Zurich Neurological Institute, and a couple of dance schools. He has authored 18 books.
He is from Wetzikon, Switzerland.
He was born on the same day and in the same year as actor John Turturro.