As well as a poet, Helen is dancer and choreographer. Trained in contemporary and Cuban dance, and established under UKA, Creative Alliance, and Trinity, she works extensively across the UK sharing a unique, cross-discipline practice.
Helen’s understanding of release-based techniques, alongside technical accomplishments in Cuban rhythms and jazz, allows her to formulate a compelling, energetic, full-embodied method of movement. She has worked as a professional dancer for over a decade, collaborating with the likes of Vamos Cubana, Canela Fina, Def Motion, The Birmingham Hippodrome, Cloud Dance, BIDF, DanceXchange, Integra Lab (dance and science) The REP, The Arena Theatre, MAT, and The BBC.
As an emerging choreographer, Helen creates original works for theatre and performance, as well as developing her own personal choreographic work. She is movement director for Regional Voice Theatre, devising high-impact, energetic performances that appeal to all corners of the artistic spectrum, showcasing the startling effects of interdisciplinary theatre and arts.
Collaborations and teaching
Helen’s teaching practice focuses on how we obtain depth within movement, drawing on the energies of rhythm, contraction to release, and breath, to generate flow and honour the principles of momentum. With over fifteen years’ training and experience, she facilitates classes and workshops in a broad range of settings, from Early Stages development to third year vocational dance study.
If you would like to find out more about Helen’s teaching practice, or are interested in a collaboration, please get in touch.