Claire MacKinnon
Actor, Dancer
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are”
-J.P. Morgan

Claire is a 15-year-old dancer whose love for the stage began at the age of 3 when she took her first ballet class. Her love and passion for dance have continued to grow and mature. Claire became part of the competitive team at her studio Carol Kitchen’s Dance Center at the age of 5. Currently, she trains in many styles of dance: ballet, acro, jazz, hip hop, lyrical tap and contemporary. She has had the opportunity to dance with some of the industry’s finest and has won many overall awards, scholarships and opportunities. Claire enjoys participating in many conventions and drop-in classes that further develop her skills.

Claire’s participation in OTF’s Gala for Sick Kids has been a highlight. She is currently a brand ambassador for Tendu Activewear and Stage makeup company. Claire has enjoyed working on set for commercials and on stage for productions with InHayle Dance company and Drayton Entertainment.

When not at the studio for her own classes she can be found travelling around Ontario assisting her coaches at other studios. In her free time, Claire can be found hanging out with her friends, shopping and having sleepovers. She enjoys going to the cottage and being with her family.

Claire is a determined and diligent student who continues to make Honour Role in high school. She volunteers her time willingly to help those around her and she never backs down from a challenge.