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BIO

Helen prides herself on her natural fluidity, grace, and endurance as a professional dancer, drawing on her diverse range of movement experience to push the boundaries of technical and creative interplay. This keenness to go beyond expected norms feeds into every aspect of her practice.

Trained in Contemporary dance, Cuban rhythms, and with a background in commercial dance, Helen has over a decade’s experience performing, and sharing her practice, across the U.K. and internationally. Her work is wide ranging: from live television, to independent projects, community dance, and theatre.

CREDITS

Performance credits include Sonia Sabri Company, ME Dance Company, Autin Dance Theatre, Apple, Made In LDN, Poetry International, Midland’s Actors Theatre, Commonwealth Games 2022, and Vamos Cuba .


‘SHARING THE LIGHT ‘ SONIA SABRI CO & DUNDU GIANTS OF LIGHT

TEACHING & COMMUNITY

A gifted teacher, Helen has over ten year’s experience sharing her movement practice. She takes a holistic approach, working with range of participants, from early stages development, right through to pre-vocational and professional dancers.

HELEN’S CLASS

Helen’s professional class brings Cuban rhythms to the Contemporary space.

Dancers work deep within the body, exploring classic Cuban rumba, and Cuban salsa rhythms within isolations, rotations, and grounding, as well as footwork. The dynamics of partner-work, (always interchangeable) are also explored. Expect playfulness, expansion, and full-out dance phrases that draw on timba musicality, Afro body movement, and the circular fluidity inherent to the Cuban salsa style. 

BODILY WRITING

As part of her distinct cross arts practice, Helen delivers intensives and workshops exploring the exchanges between words and movement, both for professional dancers and writers.

Sessions are a transformative, collaborative experience, using poetry as an underscore for dance, or dance as a starting point for new writing. Participants are invited to play with Helen’s unique word-to-body, and body-to-word translation methods, working beyond their perceived creative limitations. Participants are often set on the path to developing an idea or piece, they might otherwise never have created.