Claire Whitehead is Head of Sixth Form at READ CollegeClaire trained initially as a dancer, graduating at The Urdang Academy, London. After graduating she went to Italy where she performed with the Compagnia Italiano D’Operetta and chose to stay building a career in musical theatre and dance. Some of her theatre credits include Forza Venite Gente ,Singin’ in the Rain, Hello Dolly, A Chorus Line. Back in the UK, she appeared in several Christmas pantomimes, at Perth Theatre, Scotland.

In 2000 she decided to further her dramatic studies at Webber Douglas Academy, London. After graduating she has appeared in commercials, short films and on tour with Quicksilver Theatre Company.

Alongside her professional career Claire has always enjoyed teaching both dance and drama, originally joining the teaching faculty at READ College ten years ago, and becoming Head of Sixth Form in 2018.