Claire began her ballet training at age six at Southold Dance Theatre in South Bend, IN. She then continued her training at Center of Ballet & Dance Arts and at Dance Centre North in Syracuse, NY . At the age of 16, she was invited to attend Miami City Ballet School’s Pre-Professional division and become a member of their Ensemble. With the Ensemble, Claire performed in many ballets including Sleeping Beauty, Les Sylphides, Études, and George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, Theme and Variations, Stars and Stripes and Valse Fantaisie. During the first half of 2016, Claire danced with Miami City Ballet in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Bouree Fantasque and toured with them to both New York City’s Lincoln Center and Chicago. Besides attending several summers at Miami City Ballet School, Claire has attended summer intensives at both Ellison Ballet and San Francisco Ballet.
- Hometown: Syracuse, NY
- Dancing Since: Age 6
- Seasons with Charlotte Ballet II: 2
- Favorite ballet: Christopher Wheeldon’s “Alice in Wonderland”
- Favorite thing to do on a day off: Go to a state park, draw, or take photographs.
- If I weren’t dancing: I’d be a physical therapist