Claudia Franco biografia

Claudia Franco born in Italy in 1989, daughter of an Italian father and a Brazilian mother.

She grows up in a small town close to Padova, and, since an early age, she shows her joyful and lively mood, finding her space in sports and other activities. 

During high school, Claudia starts theatre drama lessons that open up the way to the artistic world, to which she feels strongly attracted, reinforcing her interest in for all forms of art.

Claudia starts taking class of juggling by chance, as a first step towards the circus world, without realizing that, only a few years later, she would have chosen that world as her own.  

Certain to follow her artistic vocation, she starts her career at the contemporary circus school "Flic" in Turin, where she discovers her passion for the Cyr wheel, the acrobatic movement and the contemporary dance.

Her horizons begin to expand and she continues her education abroad at the superior circus school “Esac” in Brussels (Belgium).

In 2013, she graduates with a very successful circus act with her cyr wheel. In the following years she perform in many circus festival around Europe, and she participates also to some artistic projects in Latin America (as the show of the circus company "La Tarumba" in Perú in 2015 and 2016) and others circus and dance festivals in Mexico, Brazil and in Costa Rica.

Nevertheless, Claudia feels that circus art doesn’t live only on the stage, but it is a powerful educational and social transformation tool. This awareness encourages her to dedicate herself to projects with a social purpose, as she did in Turkey in 2018, performing for childrens in the “International Mesopotamian circus festival”; in Chile 2017, giving class to children and young people of the program "Circo Frutillar"; in Burkina Faso in 2014, taking part to the project "Radio Fesdig and his show"; and in Brazil (2014), where she participated to the project "Crece sur" performing in the favela of Rio de Janeiro.


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