Helen Calcutt dance
Helen Calcutt

Helen studied modern dance and jazz with U.K.A and trained extensively in commercial dance, before moving into her Cuban salsa and rhythms practice. She furthered her training in contemporary dance with Trinity Laban in 2014, and has since nurtured a successful career in dance theatre and movement direction, sharing a unique practice across the U.K. and internationally.

As a choreographer and performer Helen is known for her musicality, versatility, and text-based methods of making movement. She has collaborated with the likes of Def Motion, Midland’s Actor’s Theatre, the Birmingham Int. Dance Festival, Canela Fina, Integra Lab, and Regional Voice. She is also a passionate and experienced teacher, working for organisations including The DanceXchange, the Birmingham Hippodrome, One Dance UK, and in third year vocational dance study. Helen’s professional practice is accredited with U.K.A, and she is a qualified creative practitioner with Creative Alliance.

Helen is artistic director of ‘Beyond Words’, a dance-theatre project developing new work in poetry and movement. She is currently training with Polestar, Moss Pilates London, as a Pilates instructor.