Hello, and thanks for being interested in who I am, what I’m about, etc. I’m an actor, writer, producer, among many other passions I pursue for joy and/or profession (i.e. foraging for mushrooms, taking photos on 35mm film, music, my beautiful pup...). I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota until I was 11 years old, when my family moved to the small lobstering village of Harpswell, Maine. 
My excitement and intrigue in the differences within people and environments informs the work I create. I focus on producing events and creative projects that amplify and support the voices of currently underrepresented communities and artists-- and I say “currently” underrepresented, because there is one day, I hope, where the body of stories being produced equally reflects and represents the whole of our society.

I started performing young. I have a lot of passions, but there is nothing that gives me more joy than performing. I was singing alongside my dad with his guitar for family gatherings by the time I was 5, and I began acting on the stage when I was 7 years old. In
2009 I was accepted to the BFA Acting Program at SUNY Purchase, where I graduated from in 2013.

Since graduating, I have continued to train with other teachers and collectives in New York and abroad. I created Power of People Combined (POPC) in 2017 to support and amplify the work of artists and activists alike, and I’ve been making music for the past few years under the name Lipsweat💦️. I’m currently developing several scripts and expanding my tools to create my own work. I think the best way to practice new skills, test-drive ideas, and grow is through collaboration. I’m insistent about taking risks and trying to things, so if you have an exciting new idea you’d like to collaborate on, I’m all ears.

XO Claire