Clea discovered her love of movement and performance at the age of 4, at King Slocombe School of Dance, Cambridge. From 2014-15 she attended London Senior Ballet Associates under the guidance of Nicola Bowden, and completed her professional dance training at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, graduating in 2018. Whilst there she trained in ballet, contemporary, jazz, commercial and tap dance; memorable moments include dancing at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and performing work by Kerry Nicholls and Drew McOnie within the Encore dance company tour. Clea went on to complete a Master’s Degree in contemporary dance through London Contemporary Dance School alongside an Apprenticeship with the dance company of Theater St Gallen, Switzerland, graduating with distinction in 2020. With the company, Clea had the opportunity to be part of the creation and performance of work by Beate Vollack, Felix Landerer and Yuki Mori, and performed in the musical, ‘Hello, Dolly!’ directed by Josef Köpplinger. Clea is currently working as a freelance dance artist; recent work includes Joint Passage, a performance art project developed in collaboration with visual artist Clio Lloyd-Jacob, and a dance film, Building in Isolation, with Instigate Unknown company. Clea is also a musician, with a particular love for choral singing; in 2016 she won BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year as part of Tring Park 16, and the choir went on to reach the final of BBC1 show Pitch Battle in 2017. Clea is delighted to be returning to Frankly Speaking Productions after playing Gerda in The Snow Queen.