Helen is a dancer, choreographer and movement director specialising in contemporary dance, Cuban rhythms, and jazz. Trained with UKA Dance, Creative Alliance, and Trinity, she works extensively across the UK sharing a unique cross-genre practice.

An independent artist, Helen has collaborated with the likes of the The Birmingham Hippodrome, Vamos Cubana, Canela Fina, Heart Work, BIDF, The Southbank Centre, Def Motion, Integra Lab (dance and science) MAT, The REP, and The BBC.  As a teacher she works in a broad range of settings, from Early Stages development to third year vocational dance study.  Helen is co-founder and company choreographer for innovative new theatre company Regional Voice, showcasing the startling effects of interdisciplinary theatre and arts.

Helen’s contemporary and cross-discipline, choreographic work includes ‘Last Act’, performed as part of the Birmingham Literature Festival; ‘Marina’ a solo work devised and performed at The Southbank Centre for the Poetry International Festival; and ‘Beyond Words‘, a commissioned work combining dance and sign language, performed as part of The Birmingham Weekender Festival 2017. Helen has been awarded support by Arts Council England on three major dance & theatre projects, including a new action piece on violence and the human condition The Dog Fight showcased at The Arena Theatre in March 2018. She is currently movement director on a community-based production I’d Do It All Again with MAT, and developing a new solo piece for film ‘Naked’, based on themes from her debut collection of poems ‘Unable Mother’. 

Helen is a also published poet and writer.

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Wayne Fox Photography 2018