Claire was born in Tonbridge (Pembury) and started her dance training at Connie Turner School of Dance, Leigh Theatre School and Dance Consortium. Claire trained for 3 years at Laine Theatre Arts, graduating with an MTC Diploma, and
ISTD Associate qualifications in Tap, Modern and Ballet, as well as ALAM Drama Associate. She is also a Choreographer.
Her first job was directly out of college as Ensemble, Understudy Tess in “Crazy For You” UK Tour.
Other UK credits include :
“Moulin Rouge”, (Paris) Can Can dancer/Doris Girl, “Peter Pan”, (Hull ) Understudy Peter Pan, “Annie” (UK Tour) Boleyn Sister, Understudy Pugh and Perkins, “Santa Claus the Musical”, (Liverpool, then Birmingham the next year) Ensemble, Understudy Ice Queen. “Aladdin”, (The Hop Farm) Aladdin.
In 2008 Claire moved to Stuttgart, Germany to perform in “We Will Rock You”, as Ensemble, Understudy Teacher. Claire stayed with the show when it moved to Berlin and left in 2011.
Other German/Swiss credits include:
“Ich War Noch Niemals in New York” ,(Zurich, Oberhausen, Berlin, Munich) Ensemble, then Swing, Cover Frau Menzel. “Hinterm Horizont” (Berlin and Hamburg) Swing/Assistant Dance Captain/Cover Frau Irmler. “Sister Act” the Musical, (Berlin/German Tour) Ensemble Nun/Cover Tina. During her time in Germany, Claire also made many TV appearances with various shows and promotional teams.
Claire has also freelanced, and modelled since leaving Laine Theatre Arts. She has been part of a few commericals and TV/Films – “DFS”, “Miss Wheelz”, “He Kills Coppers”, “Catherine Tate Show” as a Ginger Refugee, “Jhoom Barabar Jhoom” – shooting took place in London/India. She has also modelled for Mac, L’Oreal and Hair Magazine.