about

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. She shares her distinct approach to movement and dance as a performer, director, and creator across the U.K. and internationally, creating dance performances and experiences for theatre, open-air spaces, and film.

Originally a student of modern dance and jazz (U.K.A, CHB Performing Arts) Helen went on to train in the Cuban techniques of Salsa, Rumba, and Son, before establishing her professional Contemporary practice in 2014. She draws on a wide range of movement experiences, such as Cuban Rumba, Hip-Hop, and Contemporary, invariably pushing the boundaries of technical and creative interplay. Her approach to dance is deeply immersive, with a specialism in dance-theatre, and the cross-over between language and movement. She is inspired to work with live music and voice, as well as poetry and text.

To date, Helen has worked with the likes of Apple, Made in LDN, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Def Motion, Vamos Cubana, Canela Fina, Midland’s Actors Theatre, Poetry International, BIDF the BBC, The Southbank Centre, and Cloud Dance.

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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