about

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

With a background in jazz (U.K.A, CHB Arts) Helen is trained in Contemporary technique and the Cuban styles of Salsa, Rumba, and Son, with vast experience as a commercial dancer. Choreographically, she draws on this wide range of movement experiences, invariably pushing the boundaries of technical interplay. She has extensive experience in movement direction for live theatre and performance (including digital works) with further specialisms in site specific production, and the cross-overs between language and movement. She is currently undergoing her own research into methods of translation in poetry and dance.

To date, Helen has collaborated with the likes of Apple, Made in LDN, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the DanceXchange, Def Motion, Canela Fina, Midland’s Actors Theatre, Poetry International, BIDF, and the BBC, shaping dance performances and experiences for theatre, open-air spaces, and film. She is currently touring and performing with ME Dance Company.

Helen is also an experienced teacher and mentor, and shares her unique approach to movement across the U.K. and internationally. She was nominated for a Women in Dance Award with AWA Dance (Advancing Women’s Aspirations with Dance) March 2021.

Helen is also a widely published writer and poet.

Professional Affiliations

  • Marcia Edwards Dance Co.
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • DanceXchange
  • Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Canela Fina
  • Brum Pro Class
  • Midland’s Actor’s Theatre
  • Birmingham International Dance Festival
  • Regional Voice Theatre
  • Creative Alliance
  • Trinity Laban
  • 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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