Helen is a dancer, dance artist, choreographer and producer.
Helen trained at Bird College of Dance and Theatre Performance. Her performance 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 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, all of which continue to inform her practice.
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, 'We Are Not Sheep'.
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 is also an Associate Artist for English National Ballet. Helen frequently supports LPM's partner organisations, Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance, TurnAround Dance Theatre and AbouTime Dance Company as project manager, fundraiser and producer.
Much of Helen's teaching practice involves working in inclusive settings. She and George are both particularly interested in developing opportunities with, and for people with specific needs. This includes people with particular health conditions and people with disabilities.
Helen has a keen interest in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, a method of teaching music through the body. She has practiced the method for over 12 years and promotes Dalcroze as a relevant system of rhythmic and music training for dancers. She is currently studying her MSc in Dance Science and Education at Edinburgh University supported by the Dancers Career Development Fund and The Dancers Professional Fund.