Franciska was born in Budapest and grew up in Stockholm and Moscow.

After receiving her First Class BA in English and Drama from Queen Mary University of London and her Masters with Distinction in Performance Making from Goldsmiths University of London, she started working as a freelance theatre director and performance maker, creating work in London venues such as the Cockpit, Above the Arts Theatre, The Bunker and the New Diorama. She has also directed a UK tour including venues such as The Lowry (Manchester), Cast (Doncaster) and Enable US (Sheffield). Most recently she worked in Germany and Hungary.

In recent years she has been working primarily in opera and worked with the National Opera Studio, Fulham Opera, the Royal Academy of Music, Longborough Festival Opera and the Royal Opera House. 

Currently she is part of the directors course on the Royal Opera House's Jette Parker Young Artist Programme lead by Elaine Kidd and Katie Mitchell.