Claire Ness is a singer/songwriter, actor, clown and circus teacher born and raised in Whitehorse. She studied comedy at Humber in Toronto, circus arts at École Nationale de Cirque in Montréal, and has over ten years of experience working with and entertaining kids. Claire founded the Yukon Circus Society in 2011 and teaches circus arts throughout the Yukon, often travelling with a giant swing set rig used to offer aerial silks and hoop workshops outdoors at festivals, or indoors at special events. Never far from her guitar, Claire writes music in many genres, in both English and French, for both adults and kids. She has released three roots/blues albums – “On the Trail” in 2017, “Jackfish Girl” in 2014, and “Hopeless Romantic” in 2013 . She is currently working on her fourth album “Broccoli Farm”, which will be her first album for kids. Past performances include Break Out West Festival, Folk on the Rocks, Dawson City Music Festival, Atlin Arts and Music Festival, Augusto Children’s Festival, HomeRoutes House Concerts, Alaska Folk Festival, Yukon Sourdough Rendezous Festival and French Culture Concerts in the Schools.