Helen took classes in modern jazz and musical theatre dance with Joanne Hand (now the choreographer and musical director for Darlington Operatic Society) then went on to join Darlington Youth Dance as a teenager which was her first experience of Contemporary Dance.
During her time at DYD, and in collaboration with Dance City, Helen worked with a variety of professional contemporary dancers and had the opportunity to perform for the Queen as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations, and dance at the Millennium Dome as part of the Our Town Story.
Helen went on to study Theatre Studies and Performing Arts at Sixth Form College and then achieved a BA(Hons) Degree in Communication Arts Specialising in Dance at York St John University in 2004.
After then training as a Primary School teacher and working in schools for a few years, Helen took the challenging and exciting step of setting up as a self-employed, freelance dance teacher and choreography and, over the last 5 years, the business has gone from strength to strength. Helen has combined her dance and teaching skills to deliver high quality dance teaching within primary school settings across York and Leeds, providing PE Dance lessons, Dance Clubs, taking groups of children to perform in the wonderful Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival, and providing CPD for primary school teachers in a number of schools across the region.
In addition, Helen runs energetic, fun and focused Street Dance and Contemporary Dance classes for adults, and Street, Contemporary & Musical Theatre Dance classes for children and teenagers from the age of 4+yrs. The group is constantly developing and growing and has recently added a 60+ Dance Fitness class and a Creative Dance group for children and teenagers in the Home Education Community to the timetable.
If you want any more information on any of the classes and provision on offer, please have a look at the relevant pages on the website, or
Helen Brown was born in Darlington in the North East of England where she developed her love and passion for dance. Being home educated, Helen was able to take every opportunity to experience many classes, workshops and performances alongside her studies.