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Miss Helena

(The organised One!) Musical Theatre teacher, Safeguard officer

Helena started dancing at the age of 2 at the Gladys Dare Theatre
School in Surbiton, Surrey and when she was 11 trained at The Arnould
School of Dance and Drama. When she was 18, she spent 3 years at the
the then Laban Centre for Movement and Dance at Goldsmith’s College,
New Cross training with Laverne Meyer, Founder of the Northern Ballet,
Merce Cunningham and Robert North amongst others.
Her professional career took off immediately in Italy working with
Norberto Rosofsky aka Pepi Nelson, Primo Ballerina from the Teatro
Nacional de Buenos Aires. Pepi and Helena became partners and they
toured Italy choreographing a number of large shows together. After a
few years Helena too began to choreograph, design and make costumes.
Not only did Helena tour Italy but she also performed on Italian TV and
choreographed videos for up and coming young Italian singers with MTV,
Milan. She retired at the age of 40 to settle down, have a family and
change her career path and she moved to Exeter with her husband and
young son. Helena is a qualified Teacher and has Early Years Professional
Status. She runs a small pre-school in Exmouth where she has been for
the past 14 years. In March 2021 she was awarded the Nationally coveted
Children’s Champion Award for her commitment and dedication to the
Early Years sector.