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Helen Heaslip recently moved to Bainbridge Island from London where she worked as a movement tutor and choreographer on the BA and MA Acting programs at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Work at RCSSD includes: It’s A Mad World, My Masters, The White Devil, The Country Wife, As I Lay Dying, We The Animals, Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet
As a freelance Movement Director recent theatre work includes: Festen (NCTC/12th Avenue Arts); Until You Hear That Bell (Battersea Arts Centre); Quiet Violence (Roundhouse Theatre/Edinburgh Festival); Much Ado About Nothing, (Bridewell Theatre); Pride and Prejudice; Wind in the Willows; The Secret Garden (Heartbreak Theatre); and Lizzy, Darcy and Jane (Tabard Theatre). Helen has choreographed flashmobs for Omnibus Theatre and Red Door Communications, and the time travel film Birth Cloud.
Helen has run acting and movement workshops with the Royal Shakespeare Company, RCSSD summer school, Malvern Theatre, Northern Actor’s Center (Manchester), and Frantic Assembly.
As an performer, Helen has appeared as Linda in Festen; Frances in Modern Dance for Beginners; Jeanette in Last of The Red Hot Lovers; and Ariel in The Tempest, among others, as well as touring in the UK production of Frantic Assembly’s Rabbit. She can also be seen in the independent films First Light, One in a Million. Wait For Me, and Without a Face.
Helen trained in Ireland with the Audley School of Dance (where she also taught) and the Cork Dance Company; in London she received her BA in Musical Theatre at Arts Ed, and studied with the Rambert Dance Company.