Claudia Garcia’s passion has shown through since she was a little girl. At the age of 5, her mother enrolled her at a local dance studio in La Havana, Cuba, known as “La Casa de Cultura.” She participated at several competitions held at the local theater, “Teatro Municipal”. She entered her first dance competition and placed 1st for the “Cha-cha-cha-.” Claudia moved to the United States with her family in 2000, at the age of 8 where she continued dancing all through middle school and high school. She was part of the dance program and cheerleading captain at Miami Southridge under the direction of Martica Aguirregaviria. At the age of 18, she decided to continue dancing on a professional level, and she auditioned and joined Miami’s top agency, Tae Talent booking her first professional job as a dancer for Pitbull in Premios Lo Nuestro.
Fast forward four years later, and she continues to work as a professional dancer. She got the opportunity to be part of promotional flash mob performances for the movie Step Up Revolution alongside Kathryn McCormick and Ryan Guzman. She has also danced in the Latin Music awards, Premios Lo Nuestro, Premios Juventud, and Latin Billboard Awards. She has danced for America artists such as Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-yo, Timbaland, Drake, and Lil Wayne. Also for Latin artist including Carlos Vives, Wisin y Yandel, Chino y Nacho, Tito El Bambino, Cristian Castro, Gerardo Ortiz and J-Balvin just to name a few. She has also had the opportunity to work with several mainstream choreographers, such as Glenn Douglas Packard, Jamal Simms, Draico, and Kiki Ely.
Claudia not only has continued to dance professionally, she has also been a dance instructor and choreographer for the past 5 years (ages 3-adult). She has taught Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, and baby ballet at studios such as The Living Dolls Dance Factory, MIA Dance Factory, and Artistic Soul Studios. She has also choreographed performances for several private schools, including St. Hugh and Carrolton. For the past year, she has been one of the choreographers for Miranda Productions; a company who coordinates charitable fashion shows that include choreography as well as modeling. She is extremely excited to join the Focal Point family this season and cannot wait to begin!