Claire Louise Goldes is a NYC-based performing artist and choreographer. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with BFAs in Dance Choreography and Performance and a BA in Psychological Science. In her time at UC Irvine, Claire travelled to Israel with Summer Dance Jerusalem to work with Vertigo Dance Company, Amir Kolben, and workshop Ohad Naharin repertoire. She performed and shared original work with DTM2 Improvisation Ensemble in collaboration with musicians of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Her work was also featured in the East Meets West International Music and Dance Festival at the Irvine Barclay Theater. Claire was recognized at UC Irvine for her excellence in choreography and research, and is a Donald McKayle Fellow. She has also trained with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, chuthis., NVA & Guests, and more. As a third generation Armenian-American, her work looks into transgenerational trauma, identity, and storytelling. Claire was a part of the 2021 LimónPro cohort, and is a certified and working Pilates instructor in NYC. @clairegoldes

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