Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher

Birmingham, UK
United Kingdom

Bio

Helen is a contemporary and Cuban dancer, choreographer, teacher, and poet. Trained with UKA Dance, Creative Alliance, and Trinity, she works extensively across the UK sharing a unique cross-genre practice.
An independent artist, Helen has collaborated with the likes of the The Birmingham Hippodrome, Vamos Cubana, Canela Fina, Heart Work, BIDF, The Southbank Centre, Def Motion, Integra Lab (dance and science) MAT, The REP, and The BBC. She is co-founder and company choreographer for innovative new theatre company Regional Voice, showcasing the startling effects of interdisciplinary theatre and arts.
Helen’s personal, choreographic work includes ‘Last Act’ performed as part of the Birmingham Literature Festival; ‘Marina’ a solo work devised and performed at The Southbank Centre for the Poetry International Festival; and ‘Beyond Words‘, a dance piece combining contemporary movement with sign language, performed as part of The Birmingham Weekender Festival 2017. Helen has been awarded support by Arts Council England on three other major dance & theatre projects, including a compelling new action piece on violence and humanity, 'The Dog Fight' showcased at The Arena Theatre in March 2018. She is currently working as choreographer with Midland’s Actor’s Theatre on a community-based production 'I’d Do It All Again', and developing a new solo piece for film, ‘Naked’, based on themes from her debut collection of poems ‘Unable Mother’.

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Choreography Col 1 Choreography Col 2 Choreography Col 3
The Darlaston Dog FightRegional Voice Theatre (2017-18)UK
'Stay' lyrical choreographyBirmingham Weekender 2017UK
'Mix up' commercial choreographyBig John's Big Mela 2016UK
'Beat Mix' Commercial Dance, group2016UK
'Marina', T.S. Eliot, soloSouthbank Centre, 'A Bodily Writing' performanceUK (London)
The Orphans, duetRegional Voice , Street Theatre ProductionUK
The Darlaston Dog FightRegional Voice TheatreUK
Robin Hood, group danceRegional Voice, Street Theatre ProductionUK
The Landlady and the Dragon, group danceRegional Voice, The Lovers and The PiratesUK
The Alchemist and the Devil, group danceRegional Voice, Street Theatre ProductionUK
'Two Knights' Fight ChoreographyUK
Dance Col 1 Dance Col 2 Dance Col 3
'Vogue' Flashmob dance leaderDef Motion & Birmingham International Dance FestivalUK
'Response'Integra Lab (Birmingham Conservatoire) Science and Dance RnDUK
Cuban-salsa taster performanceBirmingham Hippodrome / Leading LadiesUK
'Last Act'Birmingham REP / Birmingham Lit FestUK
'The Wasteland'NAWE Skills & Sharing SymposiumUK
Teaching Col 1 Teaching Col 2 Teaching Col 3
DanceXchangeCuban salsa workshop (2017)UK
Heart Work studiosContemporary Dance classesUK
Birmingham Int Dance FestContemporary Dance /DramaUK
The Southbank CentreContemporary dance, text-basedUK (London)
The Birmingham HippodromeCuban-salsa taster workshopUK
StagecoachMain Dance Teacher - street, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary (current)UK
The Dance Workshop StudiosCuban Salsa , Beginner-Intermediate levelUK
The Dance Workshop StudiosPreparatory, Primary BalletUK
The Dance Workshops StudiosCreative, Contemporary dance: 7-12 yearsUK
CHB Performing ArtsClassical Ballet, ModernUK
Clubs 4 Children, 2009Street DanceUK
The Birmingham Literature FestivalContemporary workshops & choreographyUK (Birmingham)
Six Ways Creative Theatre 2006-10Contemporary DanceUK
Bayard's Colts Theatre 2012-13Lead choreography (Lottery Funded)UK
Black Swans Partnership TrainingWorkshops and Professional DevelopmentUK
Julia Donaldson Exhibition 2013Workshop leader, dramatic danceUK
NAWE Skills and Sharing SymposiumContemporary DanceTechniques in NC
Training Col 1 Training Col 2 Training Col 3
CHB Performing Arts 1995-2007, Dance, Drama, Theatre Performance.
UKA Dance AssociationModern Dance and Jazz Dance certificationUKA Dance Association
Creative Alliance Black Swans Partnership Training Programme 2011-12Professional Practitioner TrainingBlack Swans Partnership (PTLLS)
Trinity LabanDance & EducationDDTAL
Skills Col 1 Skills Col 2 Skills Col 3
ChoreographyPerformerPrivate tuition
Class tuitionWorkshop facilitationDirection

Stats

Gender 
Female
Age Range 
20-30
Ethnic Appearance 2 
Caucasian
Hair Color 
Brown
Hair Length 
Long
Eye Color 
Green
Sizing System 
UK
Height 
5"5
Suit/Dress 
Slim, athletic