At age eighteen, Claudia journeyed across the Nullarbor Plain to commence the Acting course at WAAPA. During her time at the Academy, notable roles included Isabella in Measure for Measure (Dir. Matt Edgerton), Pegeen in The Playboy of the Western World (Dir. Patrick Sutton), and Lennox in Macbeth (Dir. Andrew Lewis). Prior to WAAPA, Claudia trained intensively as a classical dancer and completed the Advanced level of the BAL syllabus. She is also an accomplished pianist and classical singer, having completed high levels of AMEB examinations in both disciplines. To pay the bills, Claudia tutors English Literature and Public Speaking to enthusiastic littluns.