Helen is an Associate Director of Gecko, and develops and leads many of the company’s residencies, workshops and community projects.
Helen was a founder member of CandoCo Dance Company and danced with the company for 8 years, working with many leading choreographers. With the other performers, she developed and delivered the company’s groundbreaking international education programme. In 1999, she joined the Argentinean company De La Guarda as performer and captain of the aerial show Villa Villa . In 2000, Helen joined the David Glass Ensemble as a performer, choreographer and project leader for The Lost Child Project, an international programme of participatory theatre projects for marginalized young people. She has led many workshops and training days in facilitation, physical theatre and inclusive practice. Helen has choreographed and directed work for many universities and companies and lectured at University Campus Suffolk on the Community Dance degree course.
Since 2008, Helen has worked closely with the New Wolsey Theatre Creative Learning team, directing Youth Theatre and Young Company groups, regularly delivering Storymaker, a creative story project for 3 to 6 year olds and developing other participatory projects with young people.