PAST STUDENTS

 

Clare Halse

Clare went on to complete the three-year degree in Musical Theatre course at Arts Educational, London graduating with a BA (honours) in 2008. Since graduating, Clare has been working as a musical theatre performer for over a decade. Her West End credits include Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, Judy Haynes in White Christmas, Gypsy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Shrek and Wicked. She has also played regional theatres across the country such as Chichester Festival Theatre and Kilworth House and worked in Paris as Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain’ at Théâtre du Châtelet and Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls at Théâtre Marigny. Clare is due to perform in Hello Dolly in the West End.  


“I was welcomed into the Marguerita Hoare School of Dancing family with open arms when I joined as a teenager searching for somewhere to continue my dance training.  The dance classes at this school were disciplined and inspiring and my experiences included dancing competitively at festivals and completing exams in Ballet, National, Tap, Modern, Jazz and Greek.  We were taught with a combination of great concentration on technique alongside creative attention to artistry and musicality.  My roots at ‘Marguerita Hoare’ have helped me immensely through my career. My ambition and passion was nurtured and encouraged but with a sense of reality and ability to take constructive criticism. I am so grateful for my time at ‘Marguerita Hoare’ and continue to follow my dancing dreams.”