Clare Critchley


Clare took her first belly dance class when she first moved to Canada in ’07 with Andrea Haines in Bridgewater, NS and has been dancing ever since. She studied under Audra Simmons at The Dark Side Studio while she was earning her BFA in Photography at Ryerson University and started taking regular classes at Serpentine Studios shortly after she moved to Halifax at the end of ’12.

Clare has been part of Monique Ryan’s Fusion Troupe for the last few years and has been an instructor at Serpentine Studios since the summer of ’18, where she currently teaches fitness and belly dance fusion classes. She is also a certified personal trainer and BODYCOMBAT™ instructor.
Along with her love of belly dance, Clare has been taking pole dance classes since ’17 and loves fusing the two together. Check out her dance Instagram account, @slinkyclare.