Now, we need to talk about today! How do you like to live in Stockholm?
Clairemarie is happy to be in Sweden, she says. Coming from Paris, Stockholm is a very peaceful city. But still connective, still a capital but with less people, less noise, less bad air. Really nice quality of life!
Her thoughts regarding the Royal Swedish Ballet School are that there are historic links between France and Sweden. A major issue for her is to contribute with new dynamics and choreographic projects to develop the tradition of today.
About teaching, Clairemarie has no doubt that she was fascinated by teaching already as a child. Of course, the creative period on stage was rewarding, but she had a curiosity about the search for how to do movements, both mechanically, physically and emotionally.
The mentorship between the experienced dancer and the young pupils is of the greatest importance, she says. Her interest led to an ambition to become a master one day. Good teachers sharing their knowledge is invaluable, she says. It is all about to share and transmit. It is not like books or other studies.
The connection between the school and the theatre is nowadays gone in most opera houses in the world and the education has a broader alignment.
Clairemarie has a project with classes on different levels for the students to both be creative and to visit their environments which stem from several eras. She wishes to make the students able to find their best way to express themselves and discover what it is to be an artist.
When Clairemarie arrived in Stockholm it was primarily because her husband was starting his directorship with the Royal Swedish Ballet.
Her vision is to integrate her knowledge from, not exactly the Paris Opera school, but a very professional approach into the Swedish student’s reality. Clairemarie is aware that the Swedish society is different and that she can´t copy the exact model that she grew up with. It is a challenge for her to make a balance for the kids to understand how to become an artist. She wishes to create a dynamic atmosphere.