Claire’s professional practice includes 15 years of over 50 collaborative artistic projects/commissions with more than 5000 people of all ages, regionally to internationally, by a diverse funder/stakeholder/commissioner portfolio. Her theatre/performance work explores contemporary and universal themes of everyday life e.g. love, loss, survival, dreams, desires, inspired by collected stories from the public e.g. on public transport, care homes, social spaces. The stories are then de- personalised and juxtaposed with original sound compositions and visuals within a collaged process of making theatre.
She established Skimstone Arts, based at Newcastle Arts Centre, with Arts Council England support and performed high quality theatre and site specific performances with and for children and young people, general public including older people at regional and national venues. She is currently touring in Jack and Jill & the Red Postbox, a physical theatre piece about changes in family life due to a diagnosis of dementia, to national theatre/arts/health venues.
Training includes: London International School of Performing Arts, Gardzienice Theatre Company through International Performance Studies Institute, Frantic Assembly, Spymonkey, Ridiculusmus Theatre Company, Robert Lepage (as observer) Talking Shop with Northern Stage.
She is an experienced trainer and lecturer and Arts Award Trainer and supports artists exploring their practice both in the UK and abroad.