Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Claire Bergman returns to Dayton Ballet for her fifth season. In 2015 she graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BFA in ballet. There she had the opportunity to dance in China with the Beijing Dance Academy and performed roles in Serenade, Giselle, and other contemporary works. Her professional training began at age ten with Barbara Pontecorvo at Pontecorvo Ballet Studios. In 2007, she danced with Gem City Ballet and performed in ballets such as Raymonda, Who Cares, and Sleeping Beauty. Since joining Dayton Ballet, she has enjoyed performing Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tänze, Ron Cunningham’s The Great Gatsby, and Stephen Mills’ Quartet from Five Flights Up. Claire would like to thank her family and fiancé for their love and support.
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