I.S.T.D. (Uk) - Professional classical dancer
Laban Centre (Uk) - Contemporary dance teacher
Strong Stretched and Centered - Group Instructor and Personal Trainer
A.F.F.A. - Group Instructor
STOTT Pilates Instructor
Claudia started dancing in her hometown of Porto, Portugal when she was three years old with a renowned Spanish teacher (Mr.Pirmin Treku) that was associated with Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing of London. She finished her ten year program with honors, becoming a professional classical dancer. She began her professional career with the Gulbenkian Dance Company. Two years later she joined the Lisbon Dance Company were she performed all around Europe. Unfortunately after five years a serious back injury ended her career. Claudia returned to Porto and taught dance classes and work with independent dance companies were she created several performances. She also studied in London and received The Specialist Diploma in teaching studies: In Contemporary dance.
In 2000 Claudia felt that there was a lot more out there in the world that she could learn and do. She came to Maui were she earned The Strong Stretched and Centered Group Instructor, Personal trainer and Yoga Certifications (a comprehensive three month course). Immediately she started work at Sports Club Kahana as a Personal trainer, a Group instructor (teaching step, abs and body sculpting classes) and later on as the Aerobics Director. During this period Claudia kept expanding her knowledge by obtaining certifications from A.F.F.A. and Silver Sneakers (an elderly fitness program).
In 2007 she started to work at Body and Balance as a personal trainer and has recently completed her Stott Pilates training becoming also a Pilates instructor.
Words to live by: Learn from the past,
live in the moment,
and look positively to the future.