Claudia de Serpa Soares studied dance at the National Conservatory in Lisbon and the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine d’Angers in France. She has worked with Iztok Kovač, Paulo Ribeiro, and Lilo Baur, among others. In 1999, de Serpa Soares joined the dance ensemble of the Schaubühne theater in Berlin under the former artistic direction of Sasha Waltz. Since then, she has danced in many works by Waltz. De Serpa Soares has been working with the Rufus Corporation in New York and choreographed several video art projects with Eve Sussman. She has created and performed Crossroads (2007) with Ronald Kukulies, Edgar (2007) with Grayson Millwood, the solo performance The Circuit (2011), and More up a Tree (2015) with drummer Jim White and artist Eve Sussman.