About

Helen creates powerful, transcendent, and thought-provoking choreography that explores ways in which language transcends the page, the human body, and sound.

Jacqueline Crooks, Hay Youth Programme

Helen is known for her dynamism and versatility as a dance artist and choreographer. She is driven to explore the body as a power-house of emotional storytelling, creating highly physical and thought-provoking choreographic work.

Originally a student of modern and jazz, Helen trained in the Cuban techniques of Salsa, Rumba and Son, before establishing her professional contemporary practice, qualified Creative Practitioner (Creative Alliance), a DDTAL Graduate with Trinity, and trained in Graham Technique with Marcia Edwards Dance Company. She specialises in dance-theatre, and the interplay between language and movement – inspired to work with live music and voice; language and text. To date, she has collaborated with Birmingham Royal Ballet, Apple, Made in LDN, Def Motion, Midland’s Actors Theatre, the BBC, Poetry International, and the Birmingham International Dance Festival to create unique, immersive performances and dance experiences for theatre, open air spaces, and film.

Professional Affiliations

  • Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • DanceXchange
  • Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Canela Fina
  • Brum Pro Class
  • Midland’s Actor’s Theatre
  • Birmingham International Dance Festival
  • Regional Voice Theatre
  • Wolverhampton University
  • Birmingham University
  • University of Bolton
  • Southside Producers
  • The Southbank Centre
  • Birmingham Literature Festival
  • Poetry International Festival
  • Cloud Dance
  • Vamos Cubana
  • The Arena Theatre
  • Hounslow Action for Youth
  • Made In LND
  • Apple
  • First Story
  • The Poetry Society
  • N.A.W.E

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