McClaine is the Assistant Director of Dance and Adjunct Faculty at Sacred Heart University. She is an awarded choreographer, certified Pilates instructor, business owner, and dance educator.


She is also the Founder and Artistic Director of the Contemporary Dance Choreography Festival (CDCFest). 

McClaine received her MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine and her BA in Dance from Columbia College Chicago. Prior to receiving her degrees, she trained with Orlando Ballet School/Company and North Carolina School of the Arts.

Her choreography was awarded “Best Choreography” in regional and national competitions, showcased at the "New Grounds" Choreography Festival at University South Florida, adjudicated in the ACDA Baja Regional Conference in Torrence CA, competed in the 19th Annual McCullum Theater Education Choreography Festival as a finalist in Palm Desert CA, and presented in the "EAST meets WEST" International Dance Festival at University California Irvine, the ‘Dance-Forms’ 72nd International Choreographer’s Showcase in Scotland, and the WHITE WAVE Solo/Duo International Choreography Festival in NYC. She was also a guest choreographer for the US International Ballet Company.

MFA Dance

University California Irvine

Assistant Director of Dance | Adjunct Faculty

Sacred Heart University

National Certified Pilates Teacher

Owner | Pilates with McClaine

Founder/ Artistic Director 

Contemporary Dance Choreography Festival

(CDCFest) Orlando, FL

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