Clare Morehen

Academy

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 Artist in July 2009.

During her career, Clare also performed as a freelance artist with the Covent Garden Dance Company, Melbourne Ballet Company and M&T in Motion.

Since her retirement in 2017, Clare has worked as a coach in ballet academies across Queensland. Clare became the Rehearsal Director of Ballet Theatre Queensland in 2018, before taking up the position of Artistic Director in 2019. Clare is also a writer and regular contributor to Dance Train Magazine. 

Repertoire highlights

  • Cinderella in Ben Stevenson's Cinderella

  • Giselle in Ai-Gul Gaisina's Giselle

  • 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

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

  • Blanche in François Klaus's A Streetcar Named Desire

  • Nils Christe’s Short Dialogues

  • Juliet and Lady Capulet in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet

  • She Who Was Left in Natalie Weir's We Who Are Left

  • Swanhilda in Greg Horsman's Coppelia


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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