The Heavyweight Team

 Founder and Executive Director

Claire Hafner
After a decade of both singing and directing internationally, Claire Hafner brings to Ottawa a unique and exciting vision as Founder of the Rapport™ and Executive Director of Heavyweight Productions.   With her vast experience in the non-profit sector it seemed obvious that creating a viable source of artistic and financial support for local Ottawa artists was the next step in her musical career.   First hand knowledge and experience in the amount of time, energy, and hard work that is required to be an actively performing artist is something that the majority of the population overlooks.  Through careful solicitation of grants and donations as well as a reputation for quality members,  she is excited to make Heavyweight productions a viable entity that helps artists fulfill their hopes and dreams.