Claudia Monja

JoBurg Ballet: Principal
Ballet de Camagüey

Claudia Monja was born in Havana, Cuba. She performed for the corps de ballet of the Ballet de Camagüey and the JoBurg Ballet in Giselle, Swan Lake, Cinderella, La Bayadère, and Don Quixote. She was the Dying Swan as well as soloist in Le Corsaire, The Nutcracker, and Coppélia. Together with fellow dancer Keke Chele she choreographed Havana, based on a popular Cuban salsa dance. She has toured in Colombia, Italy, Ecuador, China, and Botswana. Ms Monja won the Madge Cade Award for services to Joburg Ballet.

Sources:

Principal Biographies, Joburg Ballet

 

Preparing for Carmen – The Ballet, featuring Claudia Monja & Leusson Muniz from Lauge Sorensen on Vimeo.

See also:

Dancer Claudia Monja dazzles in Big City, Big Dreams, IOL
Q&A: Claudia Monja, Sunday Times
Claudia Monja, BodyMindBallet

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