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Helen prides herself on her natural fluidity, grace, and endurance as a dance artist. Working with specialisms in Cuban Rhythms (salsa, salsa fusion, rumba) and Contemporary dance, and with a background in jazz and commercial dance, she has over a decade’s experience performing, devising, and facilitating across the U.K. and internationally. Commissions are wide ranging: from live television, to indie projects, community dance, and immersive theatre.
Performance credits include Sonia Sabri Company, Apple, Autin Dance Theatre, Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony (2022) Made In LDN, the Poetry International Festival, ME Dance, BIDF, Midland’s Actors Theatre, and Vamos Cuba .
‘SHARING THE LIGHT ‘ SONIA SABRI CO & DUNDU GIANTS OF LIGHT
As a professional Salsa dancer, Helen specialises in Cuban Salsa and Salsa fusion, igniting combinations of Salsa on 1 (Cuban), Jazz, and Rumba. Known for her freeness and rhythmic flare, she draws on her diverse and accomplished training background to create distinct and dynamic salsa movement and choreography.
She is residence Cuban Salsa teacher at FABRIC Dance, and runs regular monthly intermediate and advanced masterclass in solo salsa styling, footwork, and choreography.
A gifted teacher, Helen has over ten year’s experience sharing her movement practice. She takes a deeply holistic approach, working with a range of participants: from early stages development, right through to pre-vocational and professional dancers. Helen has facilitated both regular and stand-alone classes and workshops for Autin Dance Theatre, Brum Pro Class, FABRIC Dance, TripSpace, The Southbank Centre, and The Place (London).
Helen’s professional classes draws on her diverse training and activity within the dance community: from Cuban rhythms in the Contemporary space, to cross-arts repertoire from her new project, ‘Beyond Words’.
All classes play with rhythm, texture, and connections to music and/or sound. Dancers are invited to be playful and curious: whether exploring contact partner-work inspired by social dance techniques, salsa footwork – or using words and syntax as a starting point for improvisation . Expect a high energy, full body experience, designed to stimulate and enrich the mind and your movement.