Dancer / Acrobat / Actress
Belgium / France
Clara Henry is a stage performer and actress who, having trained in classical ballet from a very young age, finds herself today at the crossroads of contemporary dance, physical theater (graduating from the Ecole Internationale Jacques Lecoq) and contemporary circus.She is currently touring internationally with three shows by Raphaëlle Boitel’s L’Oubliée Company: 5e Hurlants, for which she has received much critical acclaim; When Angels Fall, as performer and associate artist; and The Black Beast, as assistant choreographer.
For XL Productions, under the artistic direction of Maria-Clara Villa-Lobos, Clara has been performing the lead role of Alex in Alex Au Pays Des Poubelles. Since 2016 this production has been hosted by many international festivals, touring to Belgium, Brazil, Germany, France and The Netherlands.Clara also performs with the Belgian performance companies of Jordi L.Vidal, Ooups asbl (La Rencontre); Le Collectif du Lion (Sous les Pavés); and with Gaspard Herblot’s company, Air Blow. From 2010 to 2014 Clara was based in Paris, working with: Maztek, Cie TECK, Loldanse by Myriam Gourfink, Cie Brice Kapel forl’Opéra Garnier, filming in Théâtre Optique under the direction of Bruno Cohen, as well as performing in a musical, in animated films and as choreographer and artistic assistant for ENSAD Paris. During this time she continued her professional training with Ariane Mnouchkine (Théâtre du Soleil), Eric Blouet and Jos Houben (clown), and Julyen Hamilton (instant composition).
Clara also pursues her own artistic projects, developing individual performances and collaborations with other like-minded creators. Her work embraces formal hybridity and features strong visual arts elements including sculpture, video and installations.
She lives in Brussels and works internationally.