Serena Malacco was born in Milan where she studied dance with Prisca Picano, Salvatore Tarascio, Ariella Vidach and Rosita Mariani. In 2012 she graduated in Modern Literature from the Catholic University of Milan with the graduation thesis The “wild value” of beauty: the poetics of the defect in Jean Dubuffet and Pina Bausch.
In 2013 she moved to Brussels to continue her dance training with teachers such as Martin Kilvady, Marta Coronado, Douglas Becker, Benjamin Boar, Jorge Jaurequi and Hayo David.
From 2014 to 2016 she danced for Ariella Vidach, Salva Sanchis, Fabio Liberti, Luca Silvestrini, Virgilio Sieni, Helen Cerina, Sabrina Mazzuoli, Danila Gambettola and Gabriele Valerio in festivals such as Bolzano Danza, Biennale Danza di Venezia, Oriente Occidente, NAO Performing Festival and Uovo Festival.
In 2017 she continued her work as a performer at Teatro Regio in Turin and at Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan. In the same year she directed and choreographed Ogni volta che mi viene in mente at Teatro Nuovo in Ferrara.
In 2018 she moved to Paris where she currently works with Cie Les Gens d’Uterpan, Cie Dehors/Audela, Cindy Van Acker and Romeo Castellucci.
Currently she combines her work as a performer with that as a choreographer. Her piece All Around Me is supported, among others, by Anghiari Dance Hub, Teatro Cantiere Florida and Versilia Danza.