Clare Morehen —

Clare Morehen
Principal Dancer

Clare was accepted into the Royal Ballet School in London in 2001 after attending the Victorian College of the Arts. While a student, Clare performed with the Royal Ballet Company in several productions, including seasons of The Sleeping Beauty and Manon.

In 2004 Clare accepted a contract with Birmingham Royal Ballet for the company’s tour of North England, and later that year returned to Australia to join Queensland Ballet.  

Clare was promoted to Soloist in October 2007. She was then promoted to Principal Dancer in July 2009.

Repertoire highlights

  • Cinderella in Ben Stevenson's Cinderella

  • Giselle in Ai-Gul Gaisina's Giselle

  • Snow Queen in Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker

  • Bluebird, Lilac Fairy and Aurora in François Klaus’s The Sleeping Beauty

  • Juliet in François Klaus’s Romeo & Juliet

  • Catherine in Natalie Weir’s Wuthering Heights

  • Hippolyta/Titania in Francois Klaus’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Mathilde Kschessinska and Odette in François Klaus’s Swan Lake

  • Blanche in François Klaus's A Streetcar Named Desire

  • Nils Christe’s Short Dialogues

Did you know?

  • Clare couldnt do the splits under she was 10 years old. Now she can penchée!

  • Clare enjoys painting and has painted several images of Queensland Ballet dancers.

  • Clare loves space, she spends her spare time watching space documentaries (while sewing pointe shoes)

  • Clare recently celebrated 10 years with Queensland Ballet.

What do you love about ballet the most?

"I'm not sure that I can pick just one! Ballet is my passion; I love the way my body and muscles feel when I train and the exhilaration of reaching a new milestone. The pure joy and adrenaline experienced during a performance is something so unique and unparalleled. I love the beautiful relationships I am able to develop within of the art form. There is nothing like sharing the stage with another, creating memories and bringing life to a production."

 

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Clare's Blog

Why Dance?

Dance is a profession of extremes. There are extreme highs and extreme lows, as well as many physical and mental challenges.

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A Ballet Life

As a senior artist, I’m asked a lot of questions from ballet lovers, students, teachers and parents. The main one, especially from students, is this - “How do you make it as a dancer?"

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Ups and Downs, or just ups…

Life as dancers is tough. Whether you’re a young hobbyist, training student or professional, there are many hiccups and setbacks that we feel...

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