Claudia is a Toronto-based Bellydance artist, and currently a Lead Dancer and soloist with Arabesque Dance Company and Orchestra. In pursuit of exploring her Latin and Turkish roots, she began her formal training with the Arabesque Academy in 2005, and was immediately absorbed by the passion and beauty of Middle Eastern dance. Since then, she has performed with the company at several events and venues, such as Dance Ontario Dance Weekend, CNE, National Ballet of Canada, BMO Soccer Stadium, and the Fleck Dance Theatre. She is honoured to have partaken in three major Arabesque Dance Co. & Orchestra productions: EGYPT, NOOR, and JAMRA. To enhance her experience and performance of Bellydance, she has also explored other dance and movement forms, such as ballet, Latin, hip-hop, mixed martial arts and capoeira. Claudia continues to expand her repertoire and develop her skills by participating in company training, and regularly performing at corporate, and private functions.