Claire Hind is a senior lecturer at York St John University where she specializes in conceptual performance practice, the ensemble and performance writing. She has a Ph.D. in practice led research from the University of Leeds and was supervised by Professor Mick Wallis and Dr. Anna Fenemore. Her work investigates the playful, ironic and psychoanalytical processes of making live and mediated performance within enclosed intimate spaces and works through the attitudes, encounters repetitions and drives of rehearsal. Claire has directed performance workshops in St. Petersburg, developed for over nine years cross-cultural performance projects at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival Romania, has worked frequently in the United States as an artist and lecturer and most recently co-curated the international Writing Encounters symposium at York St John University.
Claire has presented papers and performances at festivals; she collaborated with Reactor for the UK event Function, her work Screen Test featured at Performance Studies International at Brown University, Rhode Island and Hotel Two Rooms at the conference 'Cultures of Translation: Adaptation in Film and Performance' in Cardiff. Claire is on the editorial board of the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice and has recently guest edited two editions on Writing Encounters within Performance and Pedagogical Practice and Writing Encounters the Self with Professor Susan Orr. Claire is currently directing a series of writing commissions under the title of York/NEW YORK, one of which recently curated ten short writing commissions for audio technologies in collaboration with Claire MacDonald and Lenora Champagne. Claire is in the process of creating a solo performance for 2011 and 2012 and is a performer in the company Acta - a collaboration with Andrew Head of Hull University on Beckett shorts for female performers.