Meet Claire!! Claire is an aspiring arts manager, dancer, entrepreneur, curious adventurer and pizza enthusiast. Armed with a Bachelors in Advertising from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business and Entrepreneurship in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management from Columbia College Chicago, Claire hopes to inspire those around her utilizing her creativity. Not only does she dance and perform with Urban Movement companies in Chicago, she also manages REVEAL Dance Experience, a dance workshop experience unlike any other! We love having her on our wonderful Chicago Team!!
What do you love about the Lane?
Every opportunity with the Lane is a completely new experience, and it is always fun and memorable!
What has been your favorite gig with Mustard Lane?
Being Lead at American Express Business's card release at TAO.
What do you do outside of the Lane?
Manage REVEAL Dance Experience, teach dance at SoleUnique Dance Complex, Perform with Groove Theory - an urban movement dance company in Chicago, help in event management with multiple dance shows in Chicago, such as Carnival Chicago and Urbanite, Bartend at a bar in Wrigleyville! I'm that girl with 16 jobs at once :) being busy is a lifestyle for me.
Describe the best museum/gig/play/game you’ve ever been to.
I once got to perform as a part of an opening dance act for a Boy Band Cover band at both House of Blues Chicago, and Cleveland. Then after I got to watch my best friends back up dance for this Boy Band Cover band. Dancing in the audience to the songs of Backstreet Boys, Nsync and more for fun and watch my friends on stage?! Heck yeah, amazing.
Chocolate or fruity candy?
Chocolate -- is that a question?!
What is your morning ritual?
Coffee! Start the day off with a hot shower to feel fresh, coffee, put on a face and do the hair, oh and did I mention coffee?! All while listening to Summer Hits of the 90s station.
If you could be an Olympic athlete, in what sport would you compete?
Gymnastics for sure. Although those leotards do seem a bit difficult. I don't know how they do it.
Favorite rainy day activity?
Making a pillow and blanket fort and watching movies with a BAGILLION candles lit.
What is the last book you read or movie you watched?
I went and saw Mary Poppins Returns because one of my friends from London was in it as a dancer and he even had some lines!!
As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?
A checkout lane scanner at our local Jewel (grocery store) :) ha! Also, a flight attendant!