Claire Campbell (A.R.A.D. / B.A.T.D Associate Member in ballet & jazz) has been a part of Cumbrae for over 13 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 first teacher training in 2021, is excited to take on her third season as a member of our faculty.
Claire holds her Advanced 2 RAD ballet certificate with distinction, and trained for her Solo Seal. 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 high 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 and now holds her Associate Membership certification in jazz and ballet 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. In 2019 Claire was the overall North American Senior Jazz/Modern winner, at the young age of 13.
For two years, Claire was one of our senior dancers invited to participate in Dancers Give Back, a charitable event that raises money for youth mental health in the Ottawa area. In 2018 & 2019, she participated in the Royal Academy of Dance's Dance Challenge, and in 2022 & 2023 performed at the Toronto Youth America Grand Prix semi-finals.
Claire was accepted into the dance program at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson). She has chosen instead pursue her goals of working in early childhood education, and will attend Carleton University this season.