CLARE ELLEN O'CONNOR

Clare Ellen O’Connor is a performer, producer and general Boss Babe who made her 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.

After returning home, Clare relocated to Sydney. Since then she has tread the boards with some of Australia’s top artists. She is honoured to be a part of Rock Rhapsody (Good Egg Productions) and has provided backing vocals for Bobby Fox, Marney McQueen and Catherine Alcorn (The Divine Miss Bette). She has also appeared in Christmas in The Domain and played Lorna Farrell in Nick Enright’s Summer Rain in 2016 (dir. Trent Kidd).

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 smash hit, Room On The Broom in 2017, a role which she will be reprising later in 2020.

In 2019 Clare premiered Plucked! at Adelaide Fringe Festival; a show about female body hair and learning to love yourself no matter how hairy (or bald) you are. For her work, Clare won a Weekly Emerging Artist Award and soon after came runner up in Sydney Cabaret Competition 2019.

Clare is an emerging producer to watch in Australia. With her production company Rhinestone Rebel Presents she has already worked for some truly exciting clients including the Sydney Opera House, has been asked to program a monthly night of cabaret at The Newsagency and is marketing for a brand new web series The Power of the Dream, which is set to go into production in late 2020 with development and production funding from Screen Australia.