MEET OUR TEACHERS
Where the Passion Begins
LISTD, LIDTA, FDI, CDE, LAMDA (GVP), AIFL.
Helen has been the principal of HTDC for 10 years and has 20 years experience in professional teaching.
She trained at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London. Her professional teacher training then took place under the expert guidance of Elizabeth Harrison and Linda Sweetzer.
Helen graduated a three year teacher training diploma course and has gained Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) associate teaching qualifications in Classical Ballet, National, Modern and Tap as well as achieving London Academy of Musical and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) qualifications. She then gained the ISTD Certificate in Dance Education in all four subjects. Helen has also achieved ISTD higher level professional Licentiate status in Tap and in Modern.
Helen is an ISTD approved tutor, training dance teachers for all aspects of the ISTD Diploma in Dance Instruction and Diploma in Dance Education teaching qualifications at a teacher training college in Maidenhead Berkshire where she is the Head of Academic Studies.
Performance credits include dancing and singing in shows at; The London Palladium; Her Majesties Theatre; The Palace Theatre; Avondale Theatre and The Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland (Paris) as well as acting on national television and performing commercially.
Choreographic work includes; The Beck Theatre; The Winston Churchill Theatre; The London Palladium and Disneyland. As well as previously also producing, directing, writing and stage managing shows for theatre schools.