Frenchy - Miss Claire French - originally from Manchester, UK, is an international Fire and LED Performer, Director and Producer, Choreographer, Event Organiser, Youth Worker, Workshop Leader, Hoop Dance Teacher, Hoop Maker, Community Artist, Street Performer, Interactive Stilt Walker and Arts Practitioner with over 15 years experience of performing and running events and working with hard to reach young people in social services and 10 years experience of Circus, Fire Arts and Manipulation.
Frenchy is currently the general manager of the Wellington Circus Trust at the 'Circus Hub' in Newtown - New Zealands biggest circus space - http://www.circus.org.nz.
Frenchy has travelled the world for her work including the UK, Europe, the USA, New Zealand and Australia. Contracts have included Festa del Fuoco (international fire festival in Italy), Circulation (New Zealand circus festival), Glastonbury Festival (biggest UK arts and culture festival), The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland - largest arts festival in the world), and Burning Man (USA temporary community festival).
Frenchy is a contemporary hoop and fire dancer whose style uses mixed pace manipulation. It's a unique, positive, characterised blend of energy, flow and tech and smiles! She is currently based in Wellington, New Zealand.