Claire Baum graduated from Bard College with a degree in dance composition. There she had the pleasure of working with: Aileen Passloff, Maria Simpson, Peggy Florin, Leah Cox, and members of the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company. She has performed and choreographed nationally and internationally: in Ghana, Jamaica, and New York. Claire co-founded KitchenSink Collective in 2012 as a choreographer, dancer and administrator. The company has performed her work and her fellow collaborators work at Dixon Place, The Secret Theatre, House of Yes, Triskelion Arts, Greenspace, Alexandra Beller's Choreolab, Women In Motion and more. She has also danced with The Get Down/ Pick Up Collective at Dixon Place, Safi Harriott for the Dance Caribbean Collective, Laura Neese at Gibney Dance and the Staten Island Lumen Festival, and The Independent Artists Coop. She has worked administratively at The Joyce Theater’s DANY Studios and Joyce SOHO, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Field and Dance Caribbean Collective. Her new project titled "1.1.17" is in production for the years of 2017 and 2018. "1.1.17" will be performed as excerpts existing as stand alone works and then as an evening length work that wrestles with our place in the current political climate.