Dawn-Claire has been dancing ballroom and Latin since she was 4. Her training began in Edinburgh but by the age of 9 she was commuting down to England for competitive training. She feels privileged to have been trained by some of the most prolific dancers in the world like Donnie Burns and Marcus and Karen Hilton. She has represented her country in worldwide competitions gaining a variety of titles, most notably British, International and World Championships and was presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Scottish Dancesport Association. In 1993 she gave up competitive dance and continued to teach whilst studying at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where she attained a BA Dramatic Arts. On leaving she moved to Boston, USA teaching at the Fred Astaire Dance Studios and at Harvard University for the Ballroom team.