Clare Peterson

Corps de Ballet

Clare Peterson

Clare Peterson. Photo by Karolina Kuras. 

Quick Facts

Born: Kelowna, British Columbia
Trained: Canada’s National Ballet School
Joined: 2014
Corps de Ballet since: 2016

Clare Peterson is sponsored through Dancers First by an anonymous donor.


Five Things to Know

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  2. Born in Kelowna, Clare left home at 13 to train at Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined the company as an RBC Apprentice in 2014 and became a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2016.
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  5. James Kudelka’s Swan Lake was the first ballet she saw the company perform at the age of 10 in Vancouver. She finally had the opportunity to dance in Swan Lake during her first year in the Corps.
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  9. When the pandemic hit, Clare used her spare time to bake, go for walks and train her new puppy Winston. 
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  12. Her repertoire includes Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, The Winter’s Tale, Anna Karenina, Manon, Apollo, The Dream, Piano Concerto #1, Paz de la Jolla, Carousel (A Dance) and Orpheus Alive.
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  15. In 2021, Clare performed the featured role of the Pussycat for a commissioned film of The Sleeping Beauty Variations directed by Karolina Kuras for the company’s virtual season.


Favourite Ballets

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  2. Swan Lake (James Kudelka)

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  4. Etudes

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  6. La Sylphide
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  9. Nijinsky 

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  11. The Nutcracker