Claire Ashcraft

Apprentice since 2017

Claire is originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan, but comes to Grand Rapids Ballet from Dallas, Texas. She received professional training at Next Generation Ballet under the direction of Peter Stark. She later went on to dance as an Apprentice with Miami City Ballet under Lourdes Lopez, and most recently in the Professional Division at Pacific Northwest Ballet under Peter Boal.

In her time at both Miami City Ballet and PNB she performed in many company performances as well as featured roles in school.

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