Clara Molina, originally from Tallahassee, FL, began her dance training at Sharon Davis School of Dance at the age of three. She later continued her dance training at The Tallahassee Ballet for nine seasons where she had the opportunity to perform leading roles such as Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker and soloist roles in Paquita and La Bayadere. After high school she attended Florida State University where she earned a B.F.A. in Dance and Honors in the major with a focus in the dance sciences. During her time at FSU she worked with choreographers Anjali Austin, Ilana Goldman, Rachel Hunter, and Caleb Mitchell and was mentored by Tom Welsh for her honors thesis project. She also had the honor of performing as the second soloist in the Blue Regiment of George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes, restaged by world renown ballerina, Suzanne Farrell, as well as Dan Wagoner’s One Thing After the Other restaged by Rachel Hunter. Upon graduation in 2019 she accepted a trainee contract with The Ballet Theatre of Maryland. The following year she was promoted to Apprentice and had the opportunity to step into the secondary leading role of Lorelei the Ashray Anemone Temptress in Dianna Cuatto’s The Little Mermaid. In 2022 she was promoted to Demi Soloist. With BTM she has performed as a demi soloist in Edward Stewart’s Sapphire Romance, a lead corps dancer in Les Sylphides, and one of Kitri’s Friends as well as a Bridesmaid soloist in Don Quixote. When not dancing Clara serves as a member of the costume department.