You may have noticed someone new around the studio when you’ve come in for your class recently. That lovely, smiley face would be Claire, our new Studio Manager!
We took some time recently to chat with Claire and ask her all the important questions about what led her to Salsabor and what she’s excited to bring to our school.
Claire’s background in movement, including yoga, physical theatre, and to a lesser extend dance, made her ideal for our new manager. She also owned and ran a small yoga studio here in Canberra. When the opportunity to join the Salsabor team came up, Claire jumped at the chance.
“I missed the connection with passionate adult learners, so when the opportunity to join the Salsabor team came up, I jumped at it,” Claire said.
“I love people and I really value connection. I see myself as the person on the ground bringing together all the awesome elements of the studio and ensuring our students continue to have an amazing dance experience.”
As to what she’s loving so far, we weren’t surprised by her response.
“The people!” she said. “I have been blown away by how friendly and welcoming everyone is, instructors and students alike. The diversity of the community is one of its many strengths; people of all ages and backgrounds coming together to enjoy dance. It’s such a nice place to work and I enjoy every day I’m in the studio.”
She hasn’t tried any classes herself yet but is looking to next term. “Students will see me grooving behind the desk, but my Term 4 goal is to get into a class so I can get down to Latin Tuesdays and get myself on the dance floor. My dance background is sadly lacking in partner dance experience and I need to rectify that!”
Yes, you do! We can’t wait to have you on the dance floor Claire.
When not at the studio, Claire is a mum to four gorgeous kids and she teaches high schoolers. “You may have heard my teacher/Mum voice come out on occasion!”
Andrea and Raquel are thrilled to have Claire in Canberra to run the studio. “With Raquel and I living in Sydney having someone that is there to welcome each student, take care of the studio, and be there for our instructors has been incredible!”
“The moment we met Claire we knew she would be a perfect fit for our studio. She is caring, compassionate, easy to talk to, driven, funny and overall a believer in creating a welcoming space for everyone. A perfect fit what we believe in! Thank you, Claire.”