Claire shares the transformational practices of Qigong, Taijiquan, and Dance. She teaches workshops, group classes, and private sessions online and in-person in Toronto, Guelph, and abroad.
SATURDAY February 11, 2023
Axis Syllabus and Contact Improvisation Workshop + Jam
FRIDAYS February 17 - March 31, 2023
Contemporary Dance & the Axis Syllabus
Embodied investigation of the foot in motion
"My joy is helping people discover deeper connections and empowerment through movement."
Claire Turner Reid is a movement artist and educator with a background in Dance, Internal Martial Arts, Chinese Medicine, and Theatre. Drawing on her diverse experience, Claire uses movement and healing practices to deepen awareness, honour the integrity of the body, and enrich inter-relational possibilities.
Her certifications include:
Claire has been a member of Spiritwind Internal Arts since 2010 where she trains in Qigong, Taijiquan, Baguazhang, and Gongfu. Claire has been on faculty at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as a Qigong Instructor, and has been teaching movement and dance classes independently since 2009. Among her work with various communities, Claire taught Taijiquan to teens enrolled in the program at Trails Youth Initiatives, has volunteered teaching Taijiquan at the Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Men’s Shelter, and has been a fundraising auction contributor for the Toronto Environmental Alliance. She also taught for the Toronto District School Board introducing teens to dance for Career Day, and worked with the Four Villages Community Health Centre sharing dance with youth in the after-school exercise programs at Cooper Mills and Swansea.
She is grateful for the lineages shared by her teachers and mentors, David Earle, Daisy Lee, and Sifu Dylan Kirk. Along with many theatre credits, she has performed with dance companies Dancetheatre David Earle, Being Human Dance, Je Suis Julio, and has collaborated with artists Andrea Spaziani, Robert Kingsbury, Meagan O’Shea, Janet Johnson, and Alice Irene Whittaker-Cumming.