Clare’s Biography

Clare Morehen is a freelance artist, coach and former Principal Artist of the Queensland Ballet. Clare trained at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and was accepted into the Royal Ballet Upper School at age 15. While a student, Clare performed with the Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet. Upon graduation in 2004, Clare accepted a position with Queensland Ballet, where she was promoted to soloist in 2006 and principal in 2009. Under the directorship of both Li Cunxin and Fançois Klaus, Clare has worked with numerous Australian and international choreographers, with personal highlights including: Juliet and Lady Capulet  in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, Swanilda, in Greg Horsman’s Coppélia, Blanche in Francois Klaus’ A Streetcar Named Desire, and Catherine in Natalie Weir’s Wuthering Heights. Since departing Queensland Ballet in 2017, Clare has worked as a freelance artist guesting with The Covent Garden Dance Company, M&T in Motion and the Melbourne Ballet Company. Clare is now the rehearsal director of Ballet Theatre of Queensland, an in demand coach and répétiteur in ballet academies across Queensland and a regular contributor to Dance Train magazine.