Claudia Costantino-Griffiths was born and raised in Bari. She studied both in her native city and at the University of London, England, until she earned a Bachelor Degree in Social Semiotics at the University of Foreign Languages and Literatures of Bari. She moved to New York in 1998, where she worked for over five years at The Magazine of La Cucina Italiana, and the Italian Culinary Institute, a unique institution dedicated to the education and promotion of Italian cuisine and culture in the United States. In 2007, Claudia moved to Las Vegas with her husband and her two children. She has gained experience as a personal tutor and teacher of Italian language and culture for over 10 years. She enjoys teaching Italian with a unique approach that pairs the love of food with the love of the language. In her free time, Claudia enjoys interior design, dancing, reading and traveling.
I was born and raised in Genova. In 2007 I earned my Bachelor degree in Arts, Literature and Business Entertainment at The University of Genova. While at University, I also started my performer experience in a Musical Theater company as singer, actress and dancer. I performed on stage for over seven years with hundreds of live events and many theater contests. I became Assistant Director for musical theater productions and workshops. In 2011, I worked for a training company in Genova teaching Italian for foreigners, communication and public speaking.
In 2012 I moved to Las Vegas and I started to work as private tutor teaching Italian language and culture with students of all ages and skill levels. In January 2017 I started to teach Italian at CSN- College of Southern Nevada. I love being able to share with my students the passion and the love I have for my country, its culture and history. I love cooking and I’m doing my best raising my little boy Massimo with 100% Italian cuisine at home. The two mottos I love and live by are “Non mollare mai” (never give up) and “Non si finisce mai di imparare (you never stop learning).