Claire Pennington Claire Pennington originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, is an AAPI dance artist of Chinese, Japanese, Native Hawaiian, and Caucasian ancestry. She is graduate of the Fordham/Alvin Ailey BFA program with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Sociology. Claire has training in and enjoys challenging choreography in modern, contemporary, ballet, pointe, and acrobatics. Previous training includes programs and intensives at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet West, Boston Ballet, Peridance Center, Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. Claire currently a company member in the Benjamin Briones Ballet and the American Swiss Ballet.