Claudia was born in La Havana, Cuba where she began her dance training at the age of 5 in “La Casa De Cultura” - training in ballet, cha-cha-cha, and baile contemporáneo. After moving to the US, she continued her training throughout middle school/high school. She was a cheerleader for 6 years, being captain for both school teams! In high school, she was part of the dance program all 4 years, ran by Martica Ortiz. After high school, she attended Florida International University where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology.
At this time she was training at The Living Dolls Dance Factory under the direction of Martica Ortiz and Janet Arce. At the age of 18 she joined and was represented by Tae Talent, Icon, and Tania Mamerey dance management agencies. As a professional dancer, she has danced for artist such as Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Jake Miller, Drake, Lil Wayne, Wisin y Yandel, Daddy Yankee, J-Alvarez, Farruko, and many more. Toured with Gente De Zona and Chyno Miranda. Has performed in Latin Music Award shows such as Premios Lo Nuestro, Premios Juventud, and Latín Billboards.
She has also performed in Latin TV shows for Telemundo & Univision such as Despierta America, El Gordo y la Flaca, and Sábado Gigante. Her teaching career began at the age of 17, assist the directors of LDDF. Fast forward 10 years later, Claudia has taught in many local Miami studios, ages 3-18, where she has choreographed small & large group pieces for local, state, and national competitions. Claudia’s group pieces have won choreography awards, special judge’s recognitions, as well as many first place over all rankings. She was the assistant coach at St. Brendan High school from 2015-2017.
She is also the choreographer for Miranda Productions, putting together shows for national foundations such as La Liga Contra el Cancer & Centro Mater/Corpus Christi. One of these annual shows include Miami Learning Experience, which is an institution for students with special needs. She has put together and choreographed this show since 2012. She is also an NFPT Certified Personal Trainer since 2018-present. Claudia’s dream has always been to open her very own dance school where kids, teens, and adults can come and dance with no judgement and complete freedom to express themselves in the form of dance! She now proudly welcomes everyone to Vice City Dance Company!