Helen is known for her dynamism and versatility as a professional dancer and choreographer. To date, she has collaborated with the likes of Apple, Made in LDN, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the DanceXchange, Def Motion, Canela Fina, Midland’s Actors Theatre, Poetry International, BIDF, and the BBC, shaping dance performances and experiences for theatre, open-air spaces, and film.

Helen is trained in Contemporary technique, Jazz (U.K.A, CHB Arts) and the Cuban styles of Salsa, Rumba, and Son, with vast experience as a commercial dancer and performer. She works with a specialism in live theatre (including digital works) and site-specific production, drawing on her wide range of movement experience to push the boundaries of technical and creative interplay.

Also a poet, Helen explores the cross-over between language and movement, shaping unique methods of interpreting and translating words through the body. She was awarded a DYCP from Arts Council England to support the development of this practice in April 2021. She is currently movement director for Midland’s Actors Theatre’s production, ‘Descent'(July-August 2021) and touring with ME Dance Company’s new work-in-progress ‘Chain Stories’.

Helen is also an experienced teacher and mentor, and shares her unique approach to movement across the U.K. and internationally. She was nominated for a Women in Dance Award with AWA Dance (Advancing Women’s Aspirations with Dance) March 2021.

© Helen Calcutt 2021

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