Claire is a theatre/dance director and artist. Claire is founder and Chief Executive of Diverse City. In 2011 Diverse City received an Unlimited commission to deliver Breathe, an international project between Brazil and Dorset that brought together 64 young disabled people to perform at the opening celebrations of the Olympic sailing events to an audience of 10,000. Since Nov 2012 Claire has been co-artistic director with Billy Alwen of Extraordinary Bodies. Claire was a Clore Fellow in 2012 and writes a column for The Guardian culture professionals online. She is also the former head of Performing Arts at London Metropolitan University. Claire hopes that one day all circus companies look like Extraordinary Bodies.