Claire Campbell is a choreographer with a background in dance, music, and theatre studies. She graduated from L’Ecole Supérieure de Ballet du Québec in 2019. Since her graduation, she has worked as a dancer with Montreal-based companies such as Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and Ezdanza. 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 “Best Communication of an Artistic Vision” for her contemporary choreographic work at L’École Supérieure de Ballet (2019).
Claire is collaborating with filmmaker Juan David Padilla Vega for the co-creation of their short dance film.
I approach dance as an opportunity to connect with spectators, inspiring them to listen to their physical bodies with deepening awareness. This is why exploring movement using relatable human experience is an important part of my creative process. I aim to use my classical ballet foundation as a tool to further my research in contemporary dance. Collaboration with the dancers is vital to my process as we work to fully understand the intrinsic effort and intention behind each movement.
Photo credit: Oscar Chappe