Following completion of her studies with the Professional Division at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Claire danced professionally with the Alberta Ballet Company. She is a graduate of the Teacher Training Program at Canada’s National Ballet School and has taught extensively throughout Canada. Claire has been on faculty in the Department of Dance at York University since 1990, joining the full-time roster in 2004 and holding the role of Department Chair from 2010-14. She recently retired from full-time teaching at York and returned to freelance work.
Claire teaches contemporary ballet, dance education and is an instructor with Dancing with Parkinson’s Canada, offering movement classes for those living with Parkinson’s Disease. She is also a certified instructor of 3-D WorkoutTM, an integrated fitness program based on the work of Bartenieff and Laban, developed by Dr. Dianne Woodruff.
In addition to teaching, Claire is also an experienced rehearsal director.