Claire Golden Drake: Actor, Teacher, Dialect Coach & Children's Party Director and performer
Originally from Wales, United Kingdom, Claire now resides in PA with her husband, Carl, and their three children, Natalie, Lucas & Nicholas.
Current teaching positions
Claire has been teaching Creative Movement to the Kindergarten class at Overbrook Preschool & Kindergarten since 2000 and has been their music teacher since 2012. She also teaches music & science at Kid View Preschool in Glenside, PA. Additionally, Claire teachers a year round, baby & toddler mom and me music class for Sound Start Early Childhood Music in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, PA., and acting, science, music & creative movement classes at Lifetime Athletic Kids Academy, Fort Washington, PA.
Theatre credits include:
The title role in Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell (Philadelphia Fringe Festival), Chris in Rumors by Neil Simon, Annie in Table Manners & Living Together, Lotte in Lettice & Lovage, All In The Timing, Dicken's Hard Times, Wonder Of The World (Allen’s Lane Theatre), D-Day Again & Bad Girl by local playwright, Martin Lentz, various roles in The Elephant Man, Moby Dick Rehearsed and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Iron Age Theatre), Frau Schmitt / Nun in The Sound of Music, Mrs. Sowerberry & others in Oliver, & many Children's Theatre touring shows (The Center Theatre), numerous credits - main stage & touring (Vagabond Acting Troupe, with whom she has been a core ensemble member since 1998), Great Expectations(Hedgerow Theatre Company), Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey (Bckseet Productions)…
Voice-over experience includes:
Pfizer Vaccine Academy narration ~ Eric Lee Productions, Voice for Aveda products ~ Eric Lee Productions, BD PosiFlush Industrial ~ Eric Lee Productions, Meryl Lynch Industrial ~ Midi Interactive Multimedia, Inc., Unisys Reloaded ~ The Music Center, Accenture voice-over for NTT/Verio PowerPortal ~ Jeremy Ryan Studios, Ark Media Medical Survey Voice ~ Baker Sound Studios, Inc., Accessorize Radio Commercial ~ David Witz Radio Spots, Voice Of Communication Central ~ Maverick, Ltd., Strategic Management Group Promo ~ National Recording Studios
BTEC National Diploma in the Performing Arts ~ Coleg Glan Hafren, Cardiff, Wales, UK
BFA in Acting ~ University Of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Voice-over Acting skills class ~ Joanne Joella, Joella Arts
Teleprompter Skills Workshop ~ Dave Thomas, Wickline Casting