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Introducing our 2020/21 Chevening Scholar

Mon 21 September 2020

Cuban dance artist Claudia Hilda Rodriguez Pozo joins our flagship post-graduate dance company Transitions for 2020/21

From September, Claudia Hilda Rodriguez Pozo joins the 2020/21 cohort of Transitions Dance Company as a recipient of a Chevening Scholarship. She will train alongside other international rising-stars and collaborate with exciting dance-makers on new work as part of our MA/MFA Dance Performance Programme.

Choreographer and dancer Claudia completed her undergraduate degree in dance at Cuba’s Insituto Superior de Arte. Graduating in 2018, she won the Cuban Art Factory’s Choreography Award the following year.

During her career she has worked with choreographers including Lea Anderson, Theo Clinkard and Fleur Darkin. She has performed in theatres in America, Europe and the UK with Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, the country’s national contemporary dance company.

We asked Claudia for her thoughts on joining London’s creative conservatoire –

“I am honoured to be a Chevening Scholar and I am looking forward to joining Trinity Laban’s MA Dance Performance programme, which is the ideal setting for creative and cultural exchange and development.

“I am part of the new generation of Cuban creators who aspire to generate societal changes in my country, and around the world, through artistic-dance projects. I intend to use my training to make an impactful contribution to this artistic evolution.”

Artistic Director of Transitions Dance Company David Waring comments –

“We are thrilled that Claudia is joining 2020-2021 cohort of Transitions Dance Company, where she will work with top practitioners to further enhance her skills as a performer-creator. She is a brilliantly talented dance artist and we are excited to support her work as a change-maker through dance.”

Director of Chevening, Miranda Thomas comments –

“We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Claudia to our Chevening cohort this year, and excited that she’ll be studying at Trinity Laban – one of the UK’s leading conservatoires. One of the great things about Chevening is that we have Scholars studying across all disciplines from engineering to public policy and from computer science to literature. As well as their intensive programmes of study, Chevening Scholars have multiple opportunities to come together and learn from each other. This leads to cross-disciplinary conversations and shared perspectives which add to the richness of their experience. We wish Claudia a wonderful year in the UK and look forward to seeing her at Chevening events.”

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards programme offering a unique opportunity for future global leaders to develop professionally and academically whilst building lasting relationships with the UK.

Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and partner organisations, Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding global citizens to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK. Recipients are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions. Find out more on the Chevening website.

To learn more about dance at Trinity Laban, visit our Study pages.