Claire was a founding company member of The Dance Collective and is now very excited to be a part of the teaching team, sharing her love of Ballet. Claire trained in classical Ballet and Tap from an early age at Terri Charlseworth Academy for Classical Ballet. Claire worked her way up to completing RAD ballet examinations to an advanced level at June Stevens Academy of Classical Ballet. Following Charisse Parnell to TDC she expanded into Contemporary, Jazz and Lyrical styles which she now loves. Whilst living in the eastern states Claire attended classes at Ministry of Dance (Melbourne) and Sydney Dance Company Studios. In addition to her dancing life, Claire works full time as a Physiotherapist working with children with disabilities. Claire has completed projects in the area of dance for children and adults with disabilities and also volunteered with e.motion21, a Melbourne-based dance company for children and adults with Down Syndrome.