Claire Baum, originally from Portland, Oregon, is a graduate of Bard College. There she had the pleasure of learning from: Aileen Passloff, Maria Simpson, Peggy Florin, Leah Cox, and members of the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company. She’s performed and choreographed nationally and internationally: in Ghana, Jamaica, and New York. As a co-founder of KitchenSink Collective she choreographed and danced with the company from 2012 to 2016. Claire has danced with The Get Down/ Pick Up Collective at Dixon Place, Safi Harriott for Dance Caribbean Collective, Laura Neese at Gibney Dance and the Lumen Festival, and The In- dependent Artists Coop. Since moving to New York in 2011 Claire has worked administratively at The Joyce Theater’s DANY Studios and Joyce SOHO, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Field and most recently with the Laban/ Bartenieff Institute for Global Water Dances. Claire received her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training from OM Factory in December 2017 and teaches in Brooklyn and Manhattan.