Performing as Claudia Contortionist, I am one of the most highly skilled contortionists working in the UK today, taking contortion to a new, extraordinary level, and have recently been proclaimed Britain’s Bendiest Woman! (This Morning ITV, Daily Mail Online, The Sun Online).
I have a strong background in dance and acting, having trained at Urdang Academy and then at The National Centre for Circus Arts where I was awarded a first class honours degree. I am passionate about contemporary circus, and enjoy combining my discipline with other elements of theatre.
My contortion work includes
Extreme moves such as triple fold, and marinelli bend (considered to be one of the most difficult and dangerous contortion positions).
I am the ONLY British contortionist to be able to perform spinning marinelli bend.
I combine unbelievable backbends with amazing handstands, flowing effortlessly from one move to the next, and can even perform en pointe.
As well as performing, I enjoy teaching contortion and stretching at all levels.