Teaching is integral to Helen’s practice as a Dance Artist. She is a passionate and dedicated teacher, who believes in fostering non-competitive, creative environments in which to learn and grow.
Helen has shared her interdisciplinary approach to dance and choreography in Universities, on professional development programmes, and with touring theatre companies. She also specialises in teaching Contemporary dance technique, Cuban salsa, and commercial dance.
Helen’s contemporary class draws on her training in modern dance and Cuban rumba, aspiring towards a full-body movement experience. Helen’s immersive, and dynamic choreographic work is often blended into class delivery, further exploring playful techniques in improvisation, and group work. She currently teaches an Open Contemporary class at the DanceXchange.
Helen also teaches the Cuban styles of salsa, rumba, and son. Her classes combine the grounding principles of body isolation, with all the energy and colour of Cuban rhythm and styling. Her classes guide you through the necessary approaches for strong partner-work (lead and follow), suelta (solo salsa) and footwork.
Helen has delivered classes and workshops for the DanceXchange, Wolverhampton University, Birmingham University, N.A.W.E, First Story, Cloud Dance, Hounslow Action for Youth, The Southbank Centre, Black Country Touring, Regional Voice Theatre, The Birmingham Hippodrome (Leading Ladies) and the Birmingham International Dance Festival.