Clare Schellenberg

Trainee since 2016
Grand Rapids Ballet School, 2009-16
Grand Rapids Ballet School Summer Intensive, 2014-16

Clare has trained at the Grand Rapids Ballet School since she was nine years old. She was a member of the Junior Company, performing in the Orange Bowl Halftime Show in Miami, as well as in numerous other productions. She performed the role of young Clara in the 2014 World Premiere of the Nutcracker, as well as in Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Cinderella. Clare has attended summer programs on scholarship at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School and the School of American Ballet. She competed in the 2016 Youth America Grand Prix in Pittsburgh, PA where she placed 3rd in the Senior Classical category and top 12 in contemporary. She advanced to the YAGP finals in New York City, where she was offered scholarships to attend Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Munich International Ballet School, and New Zealand School of Dance.

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