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Helen studied modern dance and jazz with UKA Dance, and trained extensively in commercial dance before moving into her contemporary and choreogaphic practice. Helen is a DDTAL Gradute with Trinity Laban, and a qualified Creative Practioner with Creative Alliance. She works across the U.K. and internationally as a teacher, choreographer and performer, specialising in dance-theatre and movement direction.

As a freelance artist Helen has worked with Def Motion, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the DanceXchange, Canela Fina, and the BBC. She is also a Cuban rhythms and salsa instructor. Helen is resident choreographer for Midland’s Actor’s Theatre, and founder of new dance & poetry initiative, ‘Beyond Words’. Also a poet, she has created two dance-poetry films: ‘Naked’ dircted by Redstorm Productions, and ‘Rope’ an experimental short by Paul Stringer.