Claudia Alvarado is native to South Florida and is a graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa, with a degree in Dance Studies. During her time at USF, she received Dean’s List of Scholars award, Compass Award, several talent awards, grants, and scholarships. She attended Bates Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA) Conference, and Studied Abroad in Paris, France with the USF Dance program. As a professional, she is dedicated to Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Acrobatics, and Polynesian Dance Styles. She teaches all ages and levels of dance. She enjoys mentoring young dancers who share her passion for the performing arts and are interested in this area as a career. She has taught in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. As a teacher, she believes in educating students to become complete dancers, by developing confidence, self-discipline, control, fitness, proper technique and injury prevention.