Born in Germany, Claudia Schnürer is an acrobat, performer, movement teacher and bodyworker.
Since Autuum 2016 fulltime faculty of the physical theatre department at Folkwang University of Arts, Essen. 2009 -2015 she is Director of Undergraduate Theatre Studies and Core Faculty for Movement at the Academia dell´Arte, Arezzo, Italy.
She graduated from the Berlin circus school die Etage in 1996, after a three years professional training - since then working as a multi-skilled performer in different formations for theatre, circus and variety nationally and internationally - she has been touring through many european countries (D, CH, A, NL, B, GB, FR, SP, N, P) as well as in Buenos Aires- Argentina, Columbia and Puerto Rico. In 2004 she completed the four year professional training of the Feldenkrais-Method in Lewes, England, and subsequently works also as a Feldenkrais practioner giving individual lessons in ´functional integration´ and group lessons in ´Awareness through movement´. In 2004 she graduated from a school for alternative medicine and received a diploma as a non medical therapist.
Claudia teaches in the field of movement since 1998 for institutions and open groups, amongst others: Berliner Schule für Schauspiel, Berlin, ZIFOBI circus training for pedagogues and at the Accademia dell Arte, Arezzo, Italy.
The Feldenkrais Method is used as a playful, analytical exploration and a fine tuning of the body. Working on the base of body mechanics the method is addressing the nervous system, we re-learn how to learn. This approach allows students to enlarge their field of perception, opening up movement and imaginative potential and lis empowering self-education.
In her own artistic life she combines dance, circus skills and theatre.
Since a few years her special focus lies on (auto-)biographical themes.
She is interested how life experiences resonate in the body and how physical, poetical and transformative expression can be found for it.