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Claudja Barry's remarkable journey began in London, where she secured the lead role in the Royal Court Theatre's acclaimed production of "AC/DC," a performance that earned her the Evening Standard Critic's Award for Best Play. Her talent shone on stages across the United Kingdom, including the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and the Cambridge Theatre in Cambridge. Following her success in "AC/DC," Claudja ventured to Berlin for a starring role in the German production of "Catch my Soul," a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "Othello," at the Theatre Des Westerns. She also graced prestigious venues such as Friedrichstadt Palast and Frankfurter Opera. Claudja honed her classical voice under the guidance of renowned coaches, Professor Garies in Berlin and Professor Hoffman de Boer in Munich. In Munich, fate introduced her to music producer Jurgen Korduletsch, and together, they embarked on a creative partnership. Their collaboration yielded awards, including Juno awards in Europe and Canada, and the distinct honor of being the first inductee into the Black Music Hall of Fame, alongside Oscar Peterson. In the United States, Claudja received a nomination for an American Music Award for Best Female Artist and made appearances on NBC's Seventh Annual Rhythm & Blues Awards. Claudja Barry's resurgent popularity, driven by hits like "I Will Stand" and "Goodtime Girl," has taken her to Mexico City, Los Angeles, and Toronto. Her collaborative efforts with international artists span diverse genres, from dance music to reggae and opera, embodying her artistic versatility. Claudja's impact on the music industry is further underscored in the Amazon bestseller, "The First Ladies of Disco," by Jim Arena, which includes a substantial chapter dedicated to her. She also contributed the foreword to the book. Claudja Barry continues to be a dynamic force in the world of music, embarking on a mission to inspire and entertain audiences worldwide.