Claudia Hitzenberger (AT)



Claudia Hitzenberger is a dancer, performer, choreographer, Yoga teacher and certified Spiraldynamik® practitioner. She studied Pedagogy for Modern Dance, Chladek technique, choreography and improvisation at the Conservatory of Vienna. Scholarships and further education took her to France and New York, where she trained with Karine Saporta (FR) and at Movement Research / NYC in Release Technique, Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Flying Low and Feldenkrais. Her biggest sources of inspiration are: Eva Rituper-Dietz, Saburo Teshigawara, Jennifer Lacey, Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, and others. Claudia Hitzenberger was a founding member of Tanz*Hotel and worked with companies such as Cataracts, Lawine Torrèn and with Cathy Weis.

Since 1993 she dedicated herself to the study of Yoga and trained in New York e.g. with David Life, Sharon Gannon, Iyengar Yoga with Alison West, Kevin Gardiner as well as in Mysore/India (Ashtanga Yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Pranayama with B.N.S. Iyengar in Mysore/India).

In addition, she engages in voice work, which she learned from Krishna Das (New York), Ida Kelarova and Dezo Duzda (CZ). Currently she improvises and sings polyphonic song material with Verena Brückner. Claudia was a moving model for many visual artists, delves into meditation, has a Level Intermediate certificate in Spiraldynamik® and is trained in Applied Anatomy and Intelligent Movement. Her longstanding teaching experience in the fields of dance and Yoga didn’t keep her only in Austria, but lead her also to New York City, Haripur/India, Turkey, Kreta and Croatia. Since 2015 Claudia Hitzenberger has realised human rights activist projects and is currently advocating for more environmental protection e.g.


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