Claudia de Serpa Soares
Claudia De Serpa Soares is a dancer, performer and choreographer from Lisbon, Portugal currently living in Berlin. She trained at the National Conservatory and the Superior Dance School in Lisbon, and at the Centre National de Dance Contemporaine d’Angers. Claudia danced with Iztok Kovac (Slovenia) and Paulo Ribeiro (Lisbon) before in 1999 she joined the dance ensemble of the »Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz«, Berlin under the artistic direction of Sasha Waltz, with whose company she has worked since then. She has also served as rehearsal master for Sasha Waltz & Guests’ creations.
Meanwhile, Claudia has collaborated with a wide range of visual, theatrical, and musical artists including Lilo Baur, Daniel Pennac, Julian Rosefeldt, Jonathan Bepler, Junko Wada, Ronald Kukulies, Grayson Millwood, Nuno Cera, Eve Sussman and Rufus Corporation, Jochen Sandig and the Rundfunkchor Berlin, Companhia Utero, and Knowbotiq. She has assisted Lilo Bauer at the Opera de Dijon, signing the choreography of Dido and Aeneas. Claudia’s performance installation More Up A Tree, a collaboration with artist Eve Sussman (USA) and drummer Jim White (AUS), premiered at the Grand Theatre Luxembourg and was presented at BAM/Performa NYC and at the Melbourne Festival.