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Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher

Birmingham, UK
United Kingdom


U.K. dance artist Helen Calcutt is known for her musicality, creativity, and rhythmic flare. Trained in musical theatre (CHB Performing Arts 1996-2007) hip-hop, Cuban-salsa, and modern dance practice (Trinity Laban 2017), and with a career spanning over a decade, she choreographs, performs and teaches for creative institutions across the U.K.

As a dancer Helen has worked with the likes of Def Motion, BIDF, The BBC, Integra Lab, The Southbank Centre, The BBC, Vamos Cubana and The Birmingham Hippodrome. As a choreographer 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, The Arena Theatre, and The Birmingham REP, among others. She is movement director for exciting new Midland’s based theatre company Regional Voice. Their new ACE funded production ‘The Dog Fight’ will tour in March 2018.




Choreography Col 1 Choreography Col 2 Choreography Col 3
'Mix up' commercial choreographyBig John's Big MelaUK
'Beat Mix' Commercial Dance, groupUK
'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
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
Trinity LabanDance & EducationDDTAL
Skills Col 1 Skills Col 2 Skills Col 3
ChoreographyPerformerPrivate tuition
Class tuitionWorkshop facilitationDirection


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