DANCE BODY MIND
Claudia Massera, founder and owner of the esteemed dance school Dance Body Mind, is on a mission to make the world dance. Raised in Rome, Claudia classically trained as a singer and dancer from a young age. It was her mother, a theatre producer, who inspired her talent and had her performing on stage from 5 years old.
Needing a bigger platform, Claudia left Italy at 18 to pursue her dreams for performing in London. It was there that her love affair with Bellydance began. Discovered after a stint of performing with her band ALMALOCA, Claudia trained in bellydance in courses both in London and Egypt with tutors including Raqia Hassan, Dina Jillian and Suhaila Salimpour. While at a Lebanese wedding, Claudia unexpectedly watched another guest stand up during one of the performances, wrap a scarf around her hips and release a power that enchanted the whole audience - dancing with a state of beauty, power and self-worth that is so commonly forgotten among women. For Claudia, it was beautiful and moving. And it was in that moment that Claudia felt pulled to her purpose - to help women remember and express that ancient wisdom inside of them- one of power, beauty and unconditional self-love.
As a result, Dance Body Mind is so much more than a school, as Claudia's true aim is to teach her students how to reawaken their natural rhythm, and to give them the confidence and the sensuality to dance to the beat of their own drums!
Dance Body Mind is on a mission to make the world dance, regardless of age, shape, size or dance ability. It's about true empowerment from the inside out., and that begins with expanding the brand with more classes around the country. Claudia also owns a small label with The Next Room, who co-produce and remix tracks for Dance Body Mind shows and workouts. And after 5 years of exceptional growth from her classes and shows, Claudia is also developing two new projects: the first is a cutting edge dance fitness workout that combines Mediterranean rhythms with a London sound; and the second is The Power of Women Now, a platform dedicated to showcasing female power not only through dance, but also through poetry, music, spoken word and so much more.
In Claudia's words, "We have one life to live....make it fun, beautiful, and inspiring....and have the courage to say yes to your heart!"