Claire started dancing at the tender age of three and never really stopped!
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 from ballet to jazz, contemporary to tap, for adults of all ages, experience levels and backgrounds, an important part of which is Dance for Parkinson’s classes (which she trained for through People Dancing with English National Ballet and Mark Morris Dance Company).
Claire is a fully qualified, experienced dance teacher with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and delivers a wide range of children’s classes, teaching exam syllabi. 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 for children and adults, provided dance training for figure skaters and pre-audition coaching for West End performers. She has been recorded speaking about the benefits of dance for BBC Radio 4’s Listening Project, been featured on the People Dancing website and been awarded the Arts Award in the Eastbourne & District Community Awards for Eastbourne Dance Space’s contribution to the local community.
Claire is a lifelong Methodist, had fantastic experiences growing up in MAYC (the Methodist Association of Youth Clubs) and adores living by the sea! She’d really love to welcome you to her workshops at Greenbelt this year.
No experience necessary and ALL are invited to her inclusive dance sessions for non-disabled and disabled dancers alike.