Claire FindlayNatasha Aguiar
Claire started dancing at the age of 4 and decided to become a dance teacher after helping at her local dance school and knew she wanted to inspire lots of people to dance. Claire went onto Study dance at A Level and gained a BA Honours Dance degree at the University of Chichester (2006), where Claire went on tour with 3Fall Dance Company performing and teaching. Claire went onto further teaching qualifications at the prestigious Laban Centre, London (2007) and Trinity College London for the Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning for children and young people (2012).
After studying Claire worked in two prestigious National Dance Agencies, DanceEast (2007) in Suffolk as the lead Community Dance Artist and Swindon Dance (2010) in the West of England as Dance Education and Access Officer. Her responsibilities were teaching dance to those with disabilities, children in schools and youth ballet and youth contemporary groups, as well as project management. During her time at Swindon Dance she worked with the Royal Opera House London as part of the education team working with Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) dancers and visually impaired dancers.
Some highlights of Claire’s career have been working Rambert Dance Company as an Education Assistant, and with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance Company.
Miss Claire moved to the Middle East in Kuwait in 2012 as Head of Dance and Dance Exam officer for British Academy of International Arts (BAIA). In 2014, Claire completed her Registered Teacher Status (RTS) to teach Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern with the British Ballet Organisation (BBO) and became a member of the NATD to teach contemporary dance examinations and was appointed the Contemporary Dance Lead for the Middle East.
Claire recently moved from Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands where she was Head of Dance for a performing arts School and taught Ballet and Musical Theatre. Claire is now based in Abu Dhabi with her family and is delighted to be working with Turning Pointe.