Claire Marshall began her performing career in her hometown of Toronto with the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, now Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre. Throughout nine seasons with the company she performed works by some of Canada’s leading choreographers including David Earle, Danny Grossman, Carol Anderson, Bill Coleman, and Rachel Browne, and participated in many national tours. It was Ms. Browne who encouraged Ms.Marshall to continue with her training and teaching, which lead her to the wonderful dance community in Winnipeg. Ms. Marshall graduated from the the Senior Professional Program at the School of Contemporary Dancers in 2001, and since then has performed continuously locally, nationally, and internationally. Ms. Marshall has also attended a number of teaching workshops, and has taught workshops across Canada.
After returning from completing a residency with Delfos Danza Contemporenea in Mazatlan, Mexico, Ms. Marshall performed with many local choreographers with the Young Lungs Dance Exchange and Jolene Bailie’s Gearshifting Performance Works. She has been a part of many productions, most recently All you can eat/the Top presented at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in July 2014 and an excerpt from Hybrid Human in Xi’an China in August 2014. In 2012, Claire choreographed and performed in GroundSwell New Music’s presentation of John Cage 100 years. Ms.Marshall also collaborated with fellow Royal Winnipeg Ballet School faculty member Marijka Stanowych and Verba Ukrainian Dance Company to choreograph Holodomor, which was presented in December 2013 and as part of the opening celebrations for the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in the fall of 2014.
Ms. Marshall has been a member of the Artistic Faculty of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in both the Professional and Recreational Divisions since 2000, teaching Creative Movement, Modern Dance, Movement Improvisation and Movement Composition. Ms. Marshall also teaches at the School of Contemporary Dancers. Ms. Marshall is also the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Dance Manitoba.