BIO

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Helen is a dance artist and choreographer specialising in the interplay between language and movement. She draws on a wide range of physical practices in her choreographic work, from contemporary dance, to sign language; from Cuban rumba, to ballet. Helen creates dynamic and immersive performances for theatre, open air spaces, art galleries, and film. She has worked with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Integra Lab, Poetry International, The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and the Birmingham International Dance Festival to create performances that bridge the gap between text, spoken words, and the body.

Helen studied modern dance and jazz with U.K.A Dance, and went on to train in the Cuban dance techniques of Salsa, Rumba, and Son, before establishing her contemporary and interdisciplinary practice in 2014. A passionate teacher, she works with beginners and professionals alike, and has delivered workshops in choreography for the University of Birmingham, Wolverhampton University, N.A.W.E and The Southbank Centre. Helen currently teaches Contemporary dance and Cuban at the DanceXchange, and is working as choreographer for Midland’s Actor’s Theatre on their site-specific production, ‘Descent’ (Spring, 2021).

Helen is a qualified Creative Practitioner with Creative Alliance, and is a DDTAL Graduate with Trinity. She is currently training with Yoga Alliance (Barefoot Yoga) as a Hatha Yoga Instructor.