Helen is a dancer, dance artist and choreographer with extensive performance experience and an interest in collaborative cross-arts practice.
Helen trained at Bird College of Dance and Theatre Performance. Her career has spanned the commercial and contemporary dance theatre sector in the UK and Europe in contexts ranging from musical theatre to film, contemporary dance to casino productions.
Working for Ludus Dance as Dance Artist and Lancaster Dance Officer between 2009-2012 Helen developed and delivered new and innovative dance initiatives in a diverse range of community and educational settings across Lancashire. This inspired an interest in dance and disability, grassroots engagement and participation which continues to inform her practice. Helen currently leading Breakout, the new integrated dance initiative for the North West and Retrospective, an adult performance company.
Helen has worked on numerous international exchange programmes and in 2011 received a scholarship to develop a new collaborative work supported by the Barcelona International Dance Exchange.
Her choreography work has been programmed at regional theatres network including The Lowry, The Dukes Theatre, Oldham Coliseum and Chester Grosvenor Open Air Theatre. She has also recently worked on the national tour of Stones in his Pockets with Chipping Norton Theatre and The Dukes Theatre.
Helen is an Associate Tutor at Edge Hill University and works regularly with Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance Company. She is also an Associate Artist for English National Ballet and delivers ENB’s Dance for Parkinson’’s programme in Liverpool.
Helen has a keen interest in Dalcroze Eurhythmics having practiced the method for the last 12 years. She promotes Dalcroze as a relevant system of rhythmic and music training for dancers and is currently studying her MSc in Dance Science and Education at Edinburgh University.