Clare Whistler is an artist, performer, curator and writer with her roots in dance and choreography. Trained at Elmhurst Ballet School and Rambert School of Dance, Whistler worked as a dancer and choreographer in Toronto, New York, and San Francisco, with her own company DanceArtCompany, for which 40 choreographers made pieces.
Whistler creates site-specific collaborative performance works that are often accompanied with books. She was an Leverhulme Artist in Residence at QMUL during 2013-14 and has been Artist in Residence at Bunces Barn since 2010 working on projects about wildflowers, bees, poetry. She has worked for the past 15 years in opera, as a director and movement director, mostly at Glyndebourne Opera House and including working on iconic productions by Peter Sellers and Bill Viola, Theodora and Tristan, as well as directing numerous education and community projects.