Suzana Nikolić graduated acting from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. She has been professionally acting in the theater, on television, radio and film since 1986. From 1992 to 2001, she was part of the Zagreb Youth Theater’s drama ensemble. Besides her primary work at Zagreb Youth Theater, she has performed at the Croatian National Theater, Gavella Drama Theater, &TD Theater, Histrion Acting Company, and the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. From 1991, she was an associate assistant professor to prof. Tonko Lonza at the Academy of Dramatic Arts (Department of Acting, Voice, and Speech Division). In 2001, she was chosen to become a lecturer for the course of Stage Speech, Acting). She was elected as permanent professor at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2016, when she also became head of the Acting Department.
She was awarded the Golden Arena for the Supporting Female Role as Višnja in Snježana Tribuson’s film “The Three Men of Melita Žganjer” (“Tri muškarca Melite Žganjer”). During the 1998/99 academic year, she spent six months at a professional training at New York University – Tisch School of the Arts as a Fulbright scholar.
The Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA – USA) awarded her with the title Master Teacher of the Michael Chekhov Technique. She is also the editor of the Croatian edition of the book by Michael Chekhov, “To the Actor: On the Technique of Acting”.
She is a member of the Croatian Association of Dramatic Artists, Film Makers Association of Croatia, Michael Chekhov Association (USA), Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Association of Parents of Children with cochlear implants. She is also the founder and artistic director of Drama Arts Studio “ETRA” (2000) and StudioChekhov Croatia (2016). She is one of the founders of Michael Chekhov Europe (MCE) based in Berlin (2007).