Claudia Ortiz Arraiza

Claudia Ortiz Arraiza

was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She trained in classical ballet and other dance styles at the Balleteatro Infantil de Nana Hudo, the Conservatorio de Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico and Andanza. Her dance career began at the age of sixteen with Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico and continued later in Germany, where she has lived since 2010, working as a member of the Bavarian State Ballet, the Hessian State Ballet and Richard Siegal's Ballet of Difference at Schauspiel Köln. Her repertoire includes works by Alexander Ekman, Jiří Kylián, Nacho Duato, Hans Van Manen, and original creations by Richard Siegal, Russell Maliphant, Marguerite Donlon, Itzik Galili, Tim Plegge, among others. As a freelancer, Claudia has been a founding member of Richard Siegal’s company Ballet of Difference (B.O.D) and Marguerite Donlon’s Donlon Dance Collective (D.D.C).

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