Claire is a dancer and choreographer who explores movement from a place of compassion. For Claire, dance is about bringing more awareness to our physical experience; it is a meditation on the magnificent human body.
Claire Campbell is a dancer and choreographer originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She began her dance, music, and theatre studies at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts in 2014. In 2016, she moved to Montreal to attend L’Ecole Supérieure de Ballet du Québec (artistic director Anik Bissonnette) and graduated in 2019.
During her studies, Claire performed a wide range of contemporary works by Crystal Pite, Nacho Duato and Hofesh Schecter as well as soloist roles in classical ballets such as Giselle and the Sleeping Beauty. She has worked with Montreal-based choreographers like Edgar Zendejas, Andrew Skeels, and Gioconda Barbuto. Claire also participated in numerous summer intensive courses including Nuova Officina Della Danza (Turin, Italy), Arts Umbrella (Vancouver) and The National Ballet School of Canada (Toronto). She regularly attends workshops with world-renowned contemporary dance artists at Circuit Est (Montreal).
In 2019, Claire was awarded the Canada Games Young Artists of Excellence award by the Nova Scotia Talent Trust. She also received the prize for the best communication of an artistic vision for her choreographic work at L’École Supérieure de Ballet (2019). Claire is currently part of the dance teaching faculty at Junior Ballet (Longueuil, QC) and College Notre Dame (Montreal QC).
In September 2020 she is looking forward to creating a dance piece for Montreal’s “Festival Quartiers Danses”!