clara 

CLARA BARBERÁ

Born in Valencia, Spain Clara trained at Centro de Danza Mari Cruz Alcalá before continuining her studies at English National Ballet School. Upon her graduation, she joined English National Ballet in 1997 where she danced as a Soloist in all the main classical ballets as well as the more modern pieces of this company's repertoire. In 2004, Clara joined Rambert Dance Company where she worked with choreographers such as Rafael Bonachela, Itzik Gallili, Wayne McGregor, Siobhan Davies and Michael Clark and danced main roles in pieces such as Antony Tudor's "Dark Elegies" and Karole Armitage´s "Gran Partita"

In May 2009, Clara left Rambert to be able to participate in artistic projects both in the UK (Kim Brandstrup and Tamara Rojo´s Laurence Olivier Award winning "Goldberg Variations") and in Spain (Christine Cloux´s Bellas Durmientes and the "Insound" music festival organized by the musical director: Josep Vicent, amongst others)

She started her career as a choreographer during her time at ENB and her choreographic repertoire includes a number of solos (Conversaciones, Eight Ball, Look No Further) and group pieces (Pulsacion N.5 and Nueve). 

As a dance producer and curator, she created the "WORK" series, a platform aiming to show short works of UK-based choreographers and which to this day has seen two editions (Valencia, 2009 and Santander, 2010)

In 2011, she became Associate Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer for Ballet Clásico de Valencia and joined Berklee Valencia, where she also teaches Movement for Musicians.

Other information: She was nominated to a Critic´s Circle National Dance Award in 2007 and she holds a BA in Business Studies and an MA in Arts Management.

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