Clare Elizabeth Dea is a dynamic influencer working internationally as a performance artist, speaker, writer and creative mentor. Extremely passionate about authentic expression, storytelling and connection, audiences are captivated by her presence and ability to move them so deeply.
As a child, you would find her at the local shopping centre playing the recorder, busking to pay for her dance classes. With her parents unemployed and unable to support her financially to do all the things she loved, she had a strong belief that under any circumstance you can make your dreams happen. Clare would raise about $80 an hour to fund her dance classes!
In 2014, after a lot of psychotherapy and personal development, she courageously shared her story publicly in memoir 'The One Breast Goddess - Transforming Shame Into Beauty.' This led to many interviews and speaking opportunities about owning your authentic voice, including an invitation from Tedx.
Also passionate about helping other creatives shine, Clare's entrepreneurial spirit led her to open two different businesses. The 'Victorian Dance Studio' from the age of 16 - 22 and acting school 'Meisner Melbourne' from the age of 28 - 34. However, her heart was calling her to focus on sharing her story with the world.
In 2018, she launched her transformational theatrical experience 'Dropping The Mask.' A One Woman show with live band. A sold out season and rave reviews, Clare was inspired to create a new show to tour the world.
In September 2019, Clare launched her new show 'Devil Woman' at The Melbourne Fringe Festival. Delving into her story of having Poland's Syndrome in a comedy cabaret. Media caught onto her story and she started receiving publicity all over Australia. Channel 10, The Guardian, Herald Sun, Channel 9 Honey, The News Daily, The Melbourne Explorer all featuring her story. Then American Company 'Hasttag Stories' saw her story and together they crafted a video about her show, which received over 1 million hits in the first 24 hours.
Clare will be touring Australia in 2020. Clare is available to speak, perform or MC your next event. She also has a range of online courses to help creatives build their brand and live a life they love. Feel free to contact Clare's team to discuss the possibility of working together.
Working from the age of 16 in the Entertainment Industry, Clare started wearing a lot of masks on and off the stage. Hiding from the world that she was born with Poland's Syndrome, a rare congenital condition where her left hand side of her body is smaller than her right. Born without her left pec, her left breast never developed as a teenager.
She was so ashamed of her body, she kept it a secret for many years.
After having a taste of Clare’s magic, I invited her to speak at one of my events. Clare was able to craft an inspiring message for my audience and adapt to the energy in the room on the day. Her delivery was on point! She combined humour, examples, and vulnerable personal stories that connected her to the audience and made her point powerful and rememberable. She gave the audience immediately useful take-aways and her passion, honesty and presence have had her totally command the stage. My audience left feeling excited and motivated. So much so, I had her back to do it again! I highly recommend Clare as a dynamic, personable and transformational speaker.
Alexis Harvey, Owner & Founder
My 2019 Show Reel
A deeply entertaining experience that takes the audience on a journey into the exploration of our heart and ego, whilst providing us with a story line that is relatable, touching and authentically portrayed.
Clare has a wonderful voice and she shines as she shares her array of onstage talents. Her courage is palpable and her passion is infectious.
I highly recommend it. It is an experience, not just a musical."
Sarah Gale - Wearing Your Worth
Clare Elizabeth Dea was born with a rare syndrome called ‘Polands.’ Her left hand side of her body deformed, her left breast never developed.
Totally ashamed of her imperfections, she never talked about this with anyone for the first 28 years of her life. Living a lie and hiding her true self from the world.
Through a lot of personal development and performance training Clare has transformed her life.
In The One Breast Goddess - Transforming Shame Into Beauty... Clare will share her story and easy to use tools to transform your life. To turn your biggest challenges into the keys to unlocking your creative flow.
'What an eye-opening, heart-opening and body awakening experience. Through her playful curiosity, gentle acceptance and carefully selected, expansive exercises, Clare welcomes us back to our most generative, generous selves.
I've done a full University Degree in Creative Writing and never felt such a sense of authenticity between my mind, body, spirit and the sheet of paper in front of me.
If you want to tap into the wisdom of not only your mind, but your body, your soul and something that only the synergy of collaboration can create, I couldn't recommend Clare's works more.'
Naomi Hill - Coach & Writer
My Instagram Feed
I recently completed a course with Clare Elizabeth Dea and it is without a doubt one of the most transformative learning experiences I have been a part of.
If you are looking to connect deeply with a group of like-minded people, this course is for you. Clare is a tremendous facilitator who walks the walk and leads with love. Her ability to find the voice inside of you and to amplify this is second to none. You are at a crossroads now. Imagine a world where you reach the potential you know you have deep inside you. Clare will help you get there but be prepared to do the work!
Steve Brophy - Writer and Teacher
It is impossible to put into words how much I have learnt with Clare Dea. She really has helped me to make amazing changes to my life inside and outside of my career. Before beginning the training, I was doing work as a creative, but a large portion of the time felt like I was not reaching full potential or freedom in my work and often felt blocked. After beginning the training it wasn’t long before I started to feel big changes in my work, almost like gates opened inside me and allowed me to freely and joyfully tap into my creativity on many different levels. I am now working professionally as a songwriter and performance artist.
Charlie Thorpe - Professional Singer