Claudia Caolin: Born in Germany, Claudia Caolin was fascinated with Flamenco dance from a very early age, initiated by the legendary visits to Frankfurt in the early seventies of the international touring company Festival Flamenco Gitano, starring the incomparable La Singla.
Claudia had lengthy stays in Spain and trained with many of the best teachers Spain had to offer, such as Maria Magdalena, Merche Esmeralda, Carmen Cortes, La Tati, Ciro, Manolete, Tito and Antonio Canales. Constantly looking for professional development she also attended important workshops with the up and coming teachers of a new generation, for instance, Eva la Yerbabuena, Mercedes Ruiz, Tatiana Garrido and Pastora Galvan.
Claudia left her career in Germany to complete an MA at Laban Centre London, with Flamenco as her theme for her thesis, following which she launched the UK based performance group, Claudia Caolin Y Compania. Her style and technique draws on her many years of traditional flamenco dance training but also ballet and contemporary dance, which combine to create a compelling and unique spectacle. Based in Cornwall since 2006, Claudia has built a reputation, both as a dedicated teacher and a versatile performer.
Claudia Caolin Y Compania has produced several major Flamenco theatre projects from 2010 onwards, outstanding were two touring projects: ‘Fuego Flamenco’ 2011 and ‘Amor al Flamenco’ 2012, and big shows 'Fiesta Pasion Flamenca' 2013, 'Llamas Flamencas', 2014 and Flamenco Flamenco 2016 with international artists from the South of France and Andalusia. As with all of her projects, Claudia Caolin works with highly selected international artists who specialise in various aspects of Flamenco music, dance and song. Details can be seen in the Gallery and News.