Interior Designer at Kempt Studio
BFA, Kendall College of Art and Design
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Miami City Ballet
Hi, I’m Claire and I’m former dancer turned interior designer. Ballet defined the formative years of my life from starting at age 3 to performing with companies such as Pacific Northwest Ballet and Miami City Ballet. After a string of apprenticeships and second companies, I struggled to see where I really fit in the ballet world and if it was what I truly still wanted to pursue. I view myself as an artist and creative first, so I made the difficult decision to finish out my ballet career and explore new creative possibilities.
It was hard to pivot at first, but eventually I found my passion for interior design and pursued higher education. After graduating from Kendall College of Art and Design with a BFA in Interior Design, I’m now a full-time designer at Kempt Studio. I’m thankful that ballet has helped open so many doors and instilled a work ethic in me that has landed me in an exciting career. I absolutely love what I do and am excited to help other creative people find a path to a rewarding Second Act.