Claudia has been instructing and performing dance for the better half of her life. The lindy hop is her home and the dance floor is where she comes to rest her feet. Claudia’s classes are a mix of rhythm, sweat, and play. Her aim is to help you feel free and safe in your body so that you can express yourself more honestly on the dance floor and in life. Like Dawn Hampton said, “You go to class and you learn the steps, then you get out on the dance floor and throw all that shit out the window and just dance.
Over the past 15 years Claudia has had the immense pleasure and opportunity to learn from Frankie Manning, Dawn Hapton, Chester Whitmore, Anais Sekine, Frida Segerdhal, Joseph Wiggan and countless other incredible dancers. She has gone to Guinea twice to study with les ballet africans, Sweden three times to learn from Harlem Hot Shots and countless other places around the world. She has choreographed numerous championship routines (Hip Shakin Mama’s, Fat Bottom Girls) and is currently focusing on projects with the International Shit Storm, whose mandate is to actively blur the lines between music, dance and life.