In 2015, Claire expanded their work on the operatic stage to include directing. Claire's focus as a director is on creating a strong sense of ensemble and interconnectedness between performers, and using the physical body to deepen the audience's absorption of the music itself. Claire recently acted as guest director at Roosevelt University's annual OperaFest, working with graduate students in the vocal performance department on short works in English. They have directed a sold-out production of Handel's Semele with Detroit's OperaMODO, a re-imagined Mikado in Ann Arbor, MI, and more than ten regional and world premieres of new works with Thompson Street Opera Company. Later in 2020, Claire will be directing two separate online workshops of works conceived for remote performance.