Clare began dancing at 7 years old in Salt Lake City. She took ballet, tap, jazz, and even gymnastics. At the rip old age of 10, she began dancing with the McTeggart School of Irish Dance in 1996, and has been addicted ever since. Under the direction of Maureen McTeggart Hall, A.D.C.R.G., Clare competed in solos and teams throughout the U.S., and assisted in instructing classes for the Utah branch of the McTeggart School.
In addition to the McTeggart School, Clare has danced, competed, and been a teaching assistant of the Crawford School of Irish Dance under the direction of Jill Crawford, T.C.R.G. and An Daire Academy of Irish Dance under the direction of Jim Mueller, A.D.C.R.G., and Lauren Crowe-Mueller, T.C.R.G.
Clare has had the opportunities to receive instruction for the likes of Jean Butler, Joel Hannah, Anne Hall from McTeggart, Ellie and Michael Maguire from the Maguire O'Shea Academy in England, and Leslie Wilson from Scoil Rince De Danaan in Canada.
Clare competed at the regional and national level, until April 2010, when she competed at the Irish Dance World Championships in Glasgow. Later that year in October she sat and passed her T.C.R.G. exam on the first try.
In addition to competition, Clare has performed with and for numerous groups and events throughout her career, including The Chieftans, Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Young Dubliners, Cherish the Ladies, the Utah Symphony, the 2002 Winter Olympics, and the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. Clare danced with a local Irish band, The Donegal House Band, and was on the Utah Performing Arts Tour for two years. She has also had the pleasure of dancing with Chris Naish from Fusion Fighters, Cara Butler, and Donny Golden.
In 2011, Clare moved to New York City for graduate school and taught with the Niall O'Leary School of Irish dance until she moved back to Salt Lake at the end of October 2013.
Clare has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah, and a master's in publishing from New York University.
Clare loves teaching all ages and levels. Her passion is drilling dancers in proper technique over and over and over... She thoroughly enjoys teaching for Acadamh Rince and loves being a part of the team.