From 2005 on, Claire has been dancing and practicing Nia and was trained as a Nia White Belt Instructor in June of 2008. Claire also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School and is ordained clergy in the Alliance of Baptist tradition. Serving churches in both Nashville and Louisiana and now working as a writer, storyteller, and communicator at The Upper Room in Nashville, Tennessee, Claire has offered Nia to parishioners, friends, and colleagues everywhere she’s lived. “I want people of all ages, all sizes, and all abilities to experience the joy of movement and to fall in love with their bodies, minds, and spirits again and again. This is why I teach and practice Nia wherever I go,” says Claire. It is Claire’s passion to share the joy of dance with people of all ages in Nashville.