Claire Elizabeth Barratt, director of Cilla Vee, has a Dance and Musical Theater background, with training received in her native country of Britain at the London Studio Center of Performing Arts and the Laban Center for Movement and Dance.
She spent ten years in the southern states of Tennessee and North Carolina, where she held the position of Co–Director for “Circle Modern Dance” and was a company member of “Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre”, as well as choreographing for Opera and Musical Theater plus cross-disciplinary collaborations and other independent projects.
Based in New York, she founded “Cilla Vee Movement Projects”, a multi-disciplinary performing arts organization, and has performed in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.
She served a one year apprenticeship with Lori Belilove & Company of the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, is performance curator for Bronx based Gallery “Haven Arts” and is currently an adjunct faculty member of DanceSpace 637 in Ottawa, Ontario.
Claire has been featured in Art Basel Miami, the Washington DC International Improv Festival, the Transmodern Age and High Zero Festivals in Baltimore, MD and the Dans/CE Kapital Festival in Ottawa.
Much of her work focuses on collaboration with live music in an improvisational context. She also specializes in “Installation”.
“She channeled Ann Reinking, slinking in place with legs arching and arms rolling out. It was an unqualified success;”
Christopher Correa – Dance View Times