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Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher

Birmingham, UK
United Kingdom

Bio

Helen trained with leading musical theatre school CHB Performing Arts and certified her practice with U.K.A. Dance before gaining further professional development training with Creative Alliance (PTLLS) and Trinity Laban (DDTAL). As a choreographer and movement director her cross-discipline work has been supported by Arts Council England (2016, 2017) and The Big Lottery Fund (2013), and showcased at The Southbank Centre (2014) The Birmingham Literature Festival (2014) The Birmingham Weekender (2017) and The Arena Theatre(2016, 2018). She is movement director for exciting new Midland’s based theatre company Regional Voice, devising contemporary and dance-theatre performances, alongside physical theatre and stylised movement for stage. The company were awarded a major grant for the development of their next, movement-based production ‘The Darlaston Dog Fight’ which will tour in March 2018.

Helen has extensive experience as a performer, working for the likes of Def Motion, BIDF, The BBC, The Birmingham Conservatoire, and Integra Lab (dance and science). She has been teaching for over a decade, studying dance-in-education from as young as sixteen. She has brought her skills in modern dance practice, jazz, Cuban-salsa, commercial, and cross-discipline arts to institutions as diverse as The Birmingham Hippodrome, DanceXchange, Vamos Cubana, The Southank Centre & The Poetry International Festival, N.A.W.E. The REP, and The Arena Theatre. Helen also specialises in Early Stages development and movement, and is a leading ES practitioner for Stagecoach Theatre Arts. Helen is a published poet, visiting lecturer, and graduate of Philosophy, as well as a dance artist.

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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