MEET THE TEAM
Clarinetist - CEO
Dancer - Designer
Dr. Claire Grellier enjoys a diverse career as a performer, music educator, arranger, composer and entrepreneur. As a very active performer, particularly through the medium of chamber music, Claire is part of two professional ensembles, KHAOS Wind Quintet, and Four Play Clarinet. Claire has performed and presented in conferences all over the country such as CMS, FMEA, TMEA, ICA, NAMM, and NACWPI and has performed on international stages including France, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, China, and in the United States.
Originally from Nice, France, Claire completed a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music degree from the School of Music at Cal State University, Fullerton under the tutelage of Hakan Rosengren.
Prior to her studies in America, Claire graduated from the Nice and Monaco Conservatories (D.E.M.) Her primary teachers are Michel Lethiec and Marie-B. Barrière-Bilote. While in France, Claire played clarinet for the City of Nice Wind Ensemble and the City of Nice’s Military Band, where she served as the solo Eb clarinetist. She also has performed with the Nice Opera.
Claire completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in April 2020 with a doctoral cognate in Music Business. Claire was the teaching assistant in clarinet and the winner of the 2019 Frost Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition.
Claire is the newly appointed Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Ball State University in Indiana. She previously taught at Occidental College, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Youth Orchestra YOLA, and at the French Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. Additionally, Claire is the California State Chair and the Social Media Coordinator for the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI).
Ghislain Grellier is an artists using multiple medias to express himself. His work is inspired by the environment he evolves in. He currently developed two types of art: abstract monochromatic based on the out of space and the mystically of constellations and a work more colorful inspired by the architectures and landscapes of Californian deserts.
In 2008, Ghislain was admitted to the renowned Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (Cnsmdp). He graduated in 2012 receiving the Conservatoire diploma and the equivalence of a Bachelor degree in Contemporary Dance. While pursuing his degree, Ghislain created a dance company called Le Rapt Invisible, with the opera singer Romain Dayez in 2012. For the past ten years, his company has produced five large production shows and has worked with over 40 different types of artists.
Ghislain is constantly expanding his dance movement through performing, choreographing and teaching. In 2015, Ghislain obtained his teaching credential at the Centre National de la Danse de Paris and started teaching dance classes in Paris and other parts of France. In April 2017, Ghislain received a full scholarship to attend the University of California, Los Angeles to expand his knowledge in dance choreography in the World Art and Culture Dance department at UCLA and he graduated with honors in 2020.
Since he has arrived to California, Ghislain has been offered to create a dance solo for the event David Quilt organized by the UCLA School of Music and the Milken Family Foundation. His short dance film Eternelle, a film version of his choreography Eternelle has been selected and presented during the 40 NorthDanceFest in San Diego. Ghislain is currently associate to the music band Four Play Clarinet as choreographer and videographer. In 2020 he has performed his first contemporary ballet The Twelve Brothers, based on the text of the Grimm's Brother at the Glorya Kaufman Theater at UCLA. He is currently working on his new project, as well as developing his teaching method. Since 2020, Ghislain has been teaching at the French Conservatory of Music ballet classes for children and adults. In 2021, Ghislain decided to open Inclusive Dance Program, a ballet dance program using ballet as a method for well-being.