S5E5 Claire Calvert
Claire Calvert has forged an amazing career with the Royal Ballet Company, dancing some of the most prestigious roles on one of the world’s greatest ballet stages. She was born in Bath and grew up learning to dance in the area. Making the decision as a teenager to join White Lodge, the Royal Ballet’s boarding school in London, Claire hasn’t looked back, and has since become a First Soloist with the company, dancing major roles in productions of Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and many more. We met earlier this month in London and talked about all aspects of life as a professional dancer, the mental and emotional elements of performing, and the resilience of coming back from injury.