Alumni Stories

Claire Nordstrom, Class of 2009

On December 2, 2021, Danny Kramer caught up with the uber-talented and charismatic Claire Nordstrom ’09. Claire was performing at the Draycott and took the time to fill us in what she is up to now, and her future plans.
DK: What are you up to now?
CN: I currently work in the TV/Music department at Lionsgate, helping to hire all of the music composers, supervisors and editors for TV shows. My dad really got me interested in music, TV and movies and Village School definitely played a role in that passion. I also perform at the Draycott in the Palisades which has been really rewarding.
When I was 13, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and now I work with children in the Palisades who are also diagnosed. I help mentor them and show them that they can live a normal life like me. They, too, can go to college and have a full-time job and do anything they want! These kids text or call me or meet me for lunch so I can answer their questions and help them figure out how to manage their diabetes. I am also really involved in “Beyond Type One”, a non-profit that raises money for diabetes research, where my mom, Jennifer Nordstrom, serves as the Chair of the Leadership Council’s Fundraising Committee. (Claire has written 2 articles about her experiences as a young person with diabetes that you can find on Type One’s website.)
DK: What are your future plans?
CN: Right now I’m excited to continue to perform at the Draycott and possibly other venues. I will always love singing and making music, traveling, and one day I’d love to start a family of my own.