Miss Claire Small
SDA Instructor 2017-18
Miss Claire was a student at SDA Studios for 10 years, studying ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical, and tap. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Grantham University with an Associate of Arts degree in 2015. Claire has attended summer intensives at Cincinnati Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Ballet Chicago, and Dayton Ballet; as well as attending Jazz Dance World Congress with SDA Studios. Claire danced with Dayton Ballet II for four seasons, where she performed with the professional company in Karen Russo Burke’s The Nutcracker and Cinderella, as well as Septime Webre’s Romeo and Juliet. She also received the Walter J. McCaslin Memorial Award and the Josephine and Hermene Schwartz Award, and began teaching at Dayton Ballet School in 2014. Claire Small is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She is also Acrobatic Arts Certified. Claire is looking forward to another fantastic year of working with SDA's wonderful students!