Portrait of Dance Teacher Clare Fildes

Clare Fildes

Clare Fildes started dance at the age of 6 years at Angela Allport dance school in Essex studying ballet and modern. She went on to train in performing arts at Bird College for three years studying ballet RAD ISTD, contemporary, modern, jazz, tap and many other styles of dance.

Professionally Clare has toured with dance companies, worked in a variety of settings from fashion to theatre, community and schools of education to dance schools, often attending courses to stay fresh in her teaching and methodology. As a dancer Clare has enjoyed exploring creative and contemporary dance.

A large part of Clare’s work focuses on early years movement. Clare developed her own dance session for toddlers and young children, ‘First Steps’, drawing on her knowledge of dance technique as well as courses and books on child development. First Steps has run for many years in art galleries, theatres, nurseries, schools and community settings and is constantly evolving.


Clare Fildes

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