What is your dance background?
After training in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Contemporary, along with acting and vocal work, Clare graduated with a BA Hons Degree in Dance from The University of Wolverhampton
She then went onto have a strong performance career professionally as a dancer, singer and presenter within UK Theatres and International tours, along with Television work.
Over the years her freelance career has led her to teach, choreograph and direct with companies and organisations such as The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre, The BBC, Youth Dance England, The Royal Academy of Dance, The British Ballet Organisation, The Birmingham Royal Ballet Education Dept, along with 3 years working on the Cultural Olympiad leading up to the Olympics in 2012.
Along with running Rubix Dance, Clare works as a freelance dance artist for the Birmingham Hippodrome Creative Learning Department as well as many other freelance projects across the UK. Her work continues to see her travel across the UK and internationally, enabling her to develop her teaching and choreographical work.
Clare is also director of her own production Company, Rubix Dance and Productions. Producing and providing dancers, vocalists, and production shows for corporate entertainment, hotels small theatres and cruises.
Clare’s versatility, passion for performing and nurturing young talent has enabled her 17 year career to date to be one with such variety.
The establishment of The Performance Hub with Rubix Dance, is a new venture that Clare is extremely excited about!
What are your favourite dance styles?
Musical Theatre, Jazz, Contemporary/Creative. (Also love Latin American... big Strictly fan!)
Favourite performance you've ever been involved in?
Whilst on UK Tour in 2004, performing to 10'000 people at an outdoor festival as a presenter, singer and dancer.
I've also loved every visit i've made to The Belfast Opera house on tour too, a magical theatre!
Why do you love teaching?
For me the love of teaching comes from seeing young people grow in confidence, personality, self achievement and developing everyday skills through the arts. When growing up my dance teachers were and still are role models for me, I hope to be the same for those who i teach.
I love it when young professionals who i once taught many years ago continue to be in contact and even come back and work for my companies, Rubix Dance and also Rubix Dance and Productions. Such a wonderful achievement!