Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Claire Bergman returns to Dayton Ballet for her third season. A graduate of University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, she performed roles in Serenade, Giselle, and other contemporary works and had the opportunity to dance in China with the Beijing Dance Academy. Her professional training began at age ten with Barbara Pontecorvo at Pontecorvo Ballet Studios. In 2007, she danced with Gem City Ballet and performed in ballets such as Raymonda, Who Cares, and Sleeping Beauty. Her favorite ballet is Swan Lake.