Claire Campbell (A.R.A.D. / B.A.T.D Associate Member) has been a part of Cumbrae for 12 years, and has explored a variety of styles such as ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre, hip hop and tap. For over 5 years, Claire participated in the studio's Teaching Apprentice Program and, having completed her teacher training in 2021, is excited to take on her second season as a member of our faculty.
Claire holds her Advanced 2 RAD ballet certificate with distinction, making her eligible to train this coming season towards the Solo Seal performance examination. Over her years at Cumbrae, she has completed all of the RAD ballet levels (Primary through vocational levels), including all of the academy's higher grades, each with a distinction. She has additionally taken on training in the RAD's most recent syllabus addition, 'Discovering Repertoire', of which she holds her level 3 certificates with distinction.
With her BATD training, Claire was about to complete her Advanced certification in modern, though Covid-19 protocols meant that she was unable to sit the exam. She therefore started to focus more on teacher training throughout the spring and summer, and now holds her Associate Membership certification in jazz with honours.
Claire often likes to further her training by attending master classes that are offered throughout the Ottawa area. She has been accepted to attend pre-professional programs at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, The Goh Ballet, as well as the Alberta Ballet School.
Claire has performed at the National Arts Centre in various productions of The Nutcracker for five consecutive years. Both with The Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Alberta Ballet, she has played a variety of roles (party child, angel, etc).
At the BATD North American Trixie Hardy Theatre Dance Scholarships, Claire was nominated each year from the age of 10 (ballet, tap, & jazz). She placed top ten in many styles, was a trophy recipient in 2017 & 2018, and in 2019 Claire was the overall North American Senior Jazz/Modern winner, at the young age of 13.
For two years, Claire has been a senior dancer invited to participate in Dancers Give Back, a charitable event that raises money for youth mental health in the Ottawa area. In 2018 & 2019, Claire participated in the Royal Academy of Dance's Dance Challenge, and in 2022 performed two solos at the Toronto Youth America Grand Prix semi-finals. Claire will once again attend YAGP in 2023.