Claire Horner-Richardson’s foundations are in dance, having trained Classical Ballet from the age of 6 and continuing on to years of Modern and Contemporary dance as well as Physical Theater work. Identifying as gender queer, Claire uses they/them pronouns and strives to bring inclusivity and connection for folks of all genders, orientations and identities. Claire trained with dancers and choreographers from around the globe including apprenticing with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel in 2012 and collaborating with Divadlo Continuo Theater in the Czech Republic in 2013. They began focusing on circus arts in 2015 and graduated from the Intensive Profession Program at NECCA in 2017, majoring in Chinese Pole and minoring in Cyr wheel. They are excited about the convergence of dance and circus arts and happy to have the opportunity to share that exploration with the folks at NECCA that they coach. When not in the studio Claire prefers to be in the woods.