Clara Frances

Originated a featured role in

  • Nicolas Blanc: Mothership

Clara Frances is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. She was born in Winter Park, Florida and began her dance training at the age of four at the Orlando Ballet School under Peter Stark, Kim Marsh, Olivier Munoz, and Bev Pritchard. She attended the 2009 and 2010 summer courses at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, before enrolling as a full-time student in 2010. Ms. Frances was named an apprentice with NYCB in August 2014 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in July 2015.

other performances

Ms. Frances appears in a featured role in George Balanchine’s Western Symphony in PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center broadcast of “Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop,” which first aired in 2014.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik