Claire Lane

Claire Lane

Guest Speaker

Dance Artist, Choreographer, and Educator; Co-Artistic Director, detritus dance

Claire Lane is a dance artist, choreographer, and educator. She graduated summa cum laude in 2020 from Smith College with a B.A. in dance and French studies with the distinction of highest honors. During her undergraduate studies, she performed in repertory by Doug Varone, Bebe Miller, Ephrat Asherie, Angie Hauser, Chris Aiken, and Rodger Blum. Claire furthered her contemporary dance training at P.A.R.T.S. under the direction of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker in Belgium and at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London. 

Claire is co-artistic director of detritus dance, a Boston-based collective of multidisciplinary artists focused on reframing storytelling through the feminist gaze using contemporary dance, collage, and text. Her choreographic process works toward dismantling patriarchal systems and values through subversive gender performance.

Claire has worked with Kairos Dance Theater, Abilities Dance Boston, Chavi Bansal/Vimoksha Dance, Holly Stone, Haley Andrews, and Eliza Malecki Dance at esteemed venues, including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston,  L.A. Dance Project, Rhode Island College, and Endicott College. She teaches modern, contemporary, and ballet to students ranging from toddlers to senior citizens. Her practice emphasizes using somatic imagery to ignite curiosity, play, and technical rigor with her students.