about me

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.