CLARE ELLEN O'CONNOR HAS PROVEN HERSELF A TALENTED, VULNERABLE AND EXCITING PERFORMING ARTIST ON THE AUSTRALIAN SCENE.
After returning home, Clare relocated to Sydney. She quickly established herself as talented vocalist and has tread the boards with some of Australia's top artists. She is honoured to be a part of Rock Rhapsody (Good Egg Productions), performing the hits of Queen alongside stars of the Aussie stage and screen. Clare is a keen backing vocalist and has worked alongside (and slightly behind) Bobby Fox, Marney McQueen and Catherine Alcorn (The Divine Miss Bette).
Clare has appeared on Channel 7’s Christmas in The Domain as a back up dancer for Lucy Durack and was thrilled to be a part of Nick Enright’s Summer Rain as Lorna Farrell at The New Theatre directed by Trent Kidd, at the end of 2016.
Theatre for young people is a passion of Clare's; she has toured with Echelon, Poetry In Action and CDP Theatre Producers, playing the role of "Witch" in their international smash hit, Room On The Broom in 2017, a role which she will be reprising later in 2020. Clare is also a teaching artist for Marian Street Theatre For Young People.
In 2019 Clare premiered Plucked! at Adelaide Fringe Festival. For her work, Clare won a Weekly Emerging Artist Award and came RUNNER UP in Sydney Cabaret Competition 2019.
Clare is making a name for herself as an emerging producer to watch in Australia. She has a flair for marketing and has already worked for some truly exciting clients, including The Sydney Opera House. In 2019 Clare started up her very own production company, Rhinestone Rebel Presents. Her goal is to continue to develop new Australian work with artists who aren't afraid to take risks, work hard and be vulnerable.
Clare has always loved to perform. She made her professional debut delivering intimate lounge room performances of Hanson's hits to her family when she was four.
After singing and dancing her way through her childhood, Clare spent three years studying Music Theatre at The Arts Academy in Ballarat. Clare’s highlight at uni was performing the lead role of Lucille Frank in Parade directed by Bryce Ives and Nate Gilkes.
Soon after graduating, Clare was snapped up by PEEL Entertainment UK and travelled the globe as a singer for 14 months. For a small-town gal from Ballarat, this was the adventure of a lifetime.