Alongside her work as a writer, Helen is a contemporary dancer and choreographer. Trained with UKA Dance, Creative Alliance, and Trinity, she works extensively across the UK sharing a unique cross-genre 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. As a performer and independent artist, she has collaborated with the likes of the The Birmingham Hippodrome & Vamos Cubana, Canela Fina, The DanceXchange, Def Motion, BIDF, Integra Lab (dance and science) The REP, The Arena Theatre, and The BBC. Helen creates original works for theatre and performance, as well as developing her own personal choreographic work, with a particular interest in cross-discipline choreography, and the dual form of poetry and dance.
Collaborations and teaching
Helen’s teaching practice focuses on how we obtain depth within movement, drawing on the energies of rhythm and breath to generate flow, and honour the principles of momentum. 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.