Claire grew up in the coastal town of Kiama NSW and moved to Sydney aged 14.
Upon completion of year 12 at The McDonald College, she went on to graduate with Honors at The Australian Ballet School’s Advanced Diploma course.
Claire then joined The Australian Ballet under the directorship of Ross Stretton and danced many corps and soloist roles.
Moving north she became a Soloist with The Queensland Ballet and later Ballet Mistress under the directorship of Francois Klaus.
Claire has had the honour of working with such names as Natalia Makarova, David McAllister, Li Cunxin, Ross Stretton, Graeme Murphy, Stanton Welch, Francois Klaus, Paul Boyd, Natalie Weir, Noah Gelber, Mario Schroeder, Young Soon Hue-Simon and Nils Christie.
Claire has a Certificate Four in Training and Assessment; and a Diploma of Dance Teaching Studies (DDTS) through RAD.
Claire has also staged and rehearsed a wide variety of repertoire from numerous classical and contemporary choreographers.