Clare trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice. With twelve years experience in directing, teaching, performing and facilitating drama for young people, Clare’s experience working in the industry is wide ranging and varied. Clare has taught classes at the Roehampton University and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, facilitated workshops for young offenders at Wormwood Scrubs prison and designed drama classes for local schools and youth theatres/performing arts schools across the South East. Clare has also worked as a voice over artist for Magic and Macmillan Education books, as a breakfast radio presenter and toured the south East with companies such as 1157 and DANTE OR DIE Theatre, where she worked a great deal in Immersive and Interactive theatre and worked on research projects with Reading University exploring the texts of Gertrude Stein.
Following her training a CSSD, Clare had Lecoq training, with Ayse Tashkiran, a regular movement director at the RSC who inspired Clare to develop her creativity as a versatile performer. During 2004-2009, Clare was Artistic Director of her own Theatre Production Company: DANTE OR DIE with whom she produced a number of very successful off-west end shows. Working with this company enabled Clare to develop strong ensemble skills and during this time she collaborated with dancers, musicians, aerial artists and puppeteers from many different countries. Together they explored unique and exciting ways of devising in a rehearsal room: the blend of space, movement, text and music is a signature of DANTE OR DIE and certainly influences her teaching style. Clare is delighted to be part of the Arts1 team and contributing to our exciting and forward thinking institution.