Clancee is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University's Department of Dance, with a minor in African and African American Studies. The culmination of her research earned her a distinction in dance for her thesis project, Dancing Between Redlines, Southern Black Dance During the Civil Rights Era; focusing on social justice, oral history, and community engagement.
Originally from Birmingham, AL, Clancee trained at the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) under instructors like Wes Chapman, Teri Weksler, Martha Faesi, and visiting artists such as Germaul Barnes, Lorraine Graves, and Maurice Brandon Curry. With notable performances in Germaul Barnes' Distinct Destiny with an Open Fist, Sweet Tea, and Robert Battle's Battlefield; directed by Elisa Clark. During high school, Clancee was also actively engaged in social justice initiatives through the YWCA of Central Alabama.
During her time at OSU Clancee trained under Crystal Perkins, Suzan Bradford Kounta, Susan Petry, Eddie Taketa, Momar Ndiaye, and Dr.Valarie Williams. Her performances include No Mano Cry by Momar Ndiaye and Flock by Bebe Miller. She served as Student Research Assistant in the project Archiving Black Performance: Memory, Embodiment, and Stages of Being led by Valerie Williams and Professor Crystal Perkins. She also intered with the Programs Department of the International Association of Blacks in Dance, gaining insights into arts administration. Since graduating in 2023, she has continued to develop her professional skills at Fisher College of Business and continual research into Black dance history, dance's role in social justice, and various forms of embodied activism. This is Clancee's first season performing with Xclaim.