Claire started dancing at the tender age of three and never really stopped, and is excited to be back for her fourth year delivering inclusive dance workshops at Greenbelt.
She is passionate about sharing the benefits of dance for all and works hard to bring inclusivity into dance. She established Eastbourne Dance Space in 2015 – a not-for-profit community dance studio that offers a wide variety of classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary and tap, for adults of all ages, experience levels and backgrounds. She is also a qualified Dance for Parkinson’s practitioner, classes of which are an important part of the EDS schedule.
She is a highly qualified (having achieved Licentiate status with the ISTD), experienced dance teacher and also delivers a wide range of classes for children and young people at local schools and her other dance school Dance Makers Academy.
She has regularly performed in and choreographed for numerous shows, including venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Docklands Arena and Birmingham Indoor Arena.
She has delivered many workshops, provided dance training for figure skaters and pre-audition coaching for West End performers. She has been interviewed about the benefits of dance for BBC Radio 4’s Listening Project, has featured on the People Dancing website and ISTD Dance magazine, and been awarded a Community Arts Award for Eastbourne Dance Space’s contribution to the local community.
She is a lifelong Methodist, had fantastic experiences growing up in MAYC (the Methodist Association of Youth Clubs), happens to be a Methodist ‘Mrs. Vicar’, and adores living by the sea! You might also catch her singing backing vocals for Garth Hewitt this weekend! She’d really love to welcome you to her inclusive youth workshop at Greenbelt this year. No experience necessary.