Calvert was born in Bath, England and started ballet training at the age of three. She started attending The Royal Ballet School when she was 11 and went through White Lodge and Upper School. She danced lead roles Raymonda Act III and Jabula in her RBS graduation year. While she was a student, she danced roles such as a swan in Swan Lake, a nymph in The Sleeping Beauty and a snowflake in The Nutcracker with The Royal Ballet.
Claire graduated and joined The Royal Ballet Company in 2007. In 2009, while she was still an Artist, she made her principal role debut, as The Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty. She was subsequently named First Artist in 2010, Soloist in 2012 and First Soloist in 2016.
She has since danced many leading roles such as the Queen of Dryads and Mercedes in Don Quixote, Lescaut’s Mistress in Manon, Queen of the Willis in Giselle, Hermione in The Winter’s Tale, Gypsy Girl in The Two Pigeons, Sugar Plum Fairy and Rose Fairy in The Nutcracker and Mitzi Caspar in Mayerling. She has created roles in works including Aeternum and Charlotte Edmonds’s dance film The Indifferent Beak.
Pointe ClassClaire Calvert45 MinutesIntermediate LevelIn this class, Claire teaches an all encompassing masterclass on everything “Pointe” covering how she personally prepares her own pointe shoes, how she prepares her feet for pointe work, exercises she herself does...