Claudia is a dancer, choreographer and teacher. She started her studies of music and theater at the age of eight. She subsequently studied dance at the National System for Professional Teaching of Dance in Mexico City. In 1987 she joined the dance company U,X. Onodanza and was later asked to join Danzahoy Dance Company from Venezuela, where she danced for five years and began her first choreographic work. In 1992 she founded Delfos Contemporary Dance with Victor Manuel.
Staging the Invisible
Choreographer Claudia Lavista of Delfos Danza collaborates with composers Shulamit Ran and Augusta Read Thomas (University of Chicago, Department of Music) and music composition Ph.D. students, on site-specific choreography and composition.
Gray Center Fellow Claudia Lavista, Staging the Invisible (with Shulamit Ran and Augusta Read Thomas), joins fellowship collaborator Tomás Gueglio for the world premiere of Proa ("Prow") for four dancers and harp, at the Steppenwolf Theatre.
Performance and discussion with Andres Carrizo, Liliana Carrizo, Tomas Gueglio, Yuan-Chen Li, Andrew McManus, Phil Taylor, Francisco Castillo Trigueros, Claudia Lavista and Delfos Danza Contemporanea, featuring Omar Carrum, Surasi Lavalle and Renato González.