Claudia graduated in dance from The Juilliard School in 1993 in New York City, where she gained a thorough knowledge of the physiology and anatomy of the body, as well as the art of performance. Her training enabled her to become an artist in her field. She developed stamina, strength and a love for the body as a vehicle of grace.
Claudia’s movement and dance curriculum has its roots in José Limón Technique, Paul Taylor Technique, Martha Graham, Bartenieff, and Hatha Yoga. She has taught modern dance, performance skills and composition. She has been commissioned by universities and seminaries across the USA to bring dance into various performing spaces in theaters, outdoor settings, sacred settings and learning environments. Claudia has collaborated with composers, visual artists, and poets to translate their vision into dance performance. She has choreographed and performed at the following venues:
- The Contemporary San Martin Theater and Recoleta (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- The Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall and Cami Hall (New York, New York)
- The American Dance Festival (Durham, North Carolina)
Claudia designed a multi-cultural dance curriculum, performing in California, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan and internationally she teaches in both Spanish and English. Claudia worked with the SYDA Foundation from 2002 - 2005, developing a movement curriculum for children, teens and adults. In 2006 she joined The Julia Morgan Center of the Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, teaching dance in public schools. She has been a choreographer for the dance department at the All Saints Church in Hayward, California for the last 11 years and has been a member of the Omega Dance Company since 2002.Read Claudia's Yoga Bio