Claude Racine (also known as Chlōd) (born November 4, 1983) is the assistant choreographer to Rosero McCoy on the dance-driven Disney Channel comedy series "Shake It Up" and, with her passion for the arts, has intertwined her musicality and unique dance style to create young, energetic choreography.
Born Claude Racine, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, she moved to the United States with her family when she was a young girl. She had her first dance lesson at the age of 8.
Chlōd began her professional dance career with a scholarship to The Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. She set out to pursue dance as a career and began working and appearing in music videos for bands including Blink 182 and Azul Violeta. She was also cast in the musical "The Ten Commandments" which debuted at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
Perhaps the biggest turning point in her career so far has been the opportunity to perform in the Pussycat Dolls Lounge as a member of the dance troupe's Las Vegas revue. It was there that she caught the eye of choreographer and Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin, who cast Chlōd in the music video for the group's hit single "Don't Cha."
In 2005, Chlōd began focusing on her passion for singing and was selected as one of the lead singers in the vocal group Soccx which released two top-10 singles in Germany. Chlōd returned to the United States to pursue a solo music career, but landed a dancing role in a nationwide tour with recording artist Corbin Bleu ("High School Musical") instead. As luck would have it, that tour subsequently led to an introduction to music producers Chay Alexander Wright and Chad Wright, who have been working with Chlōd to record and develop a new solo album.
Among her choreography credits is "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam."
She resides in Los Angeles.