Helen Jones began dance classes in her home town in Wales when she was four. She was accepted into the Royal Ballet School full-time program in London when she was ten. Following graduation from the RBS upper school she continued her training in classical ballet, and in contemporary dance, with master teachers in London. Brussels, and New York.
Over a lengthy performing career Helen danced with companies and choreographers, at events, and in film and television, in Europe and North America. Notably, she was a member of the Martha Graham Company with whom she toured extensively and performed on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, a guest artist at Bejart’s “Mudra” in Brussels, and was a featured dancer with Toronto Dance Theatre.
Helen has had a parallel career as a teacher of professional and pre professional dancers, and currently is faculty at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and York University’s Department of Dance.
Her interest in dance in the community is presently focused on her dance program for children, youth and adults, in rural Grey Highlands in the County of Grey, Ontario, where she also holds a summer dance arts day camp, runs an intergenerational dance program in a long term care facility, and brings professional caliber performances to the area.
Helen has a BSc in Psychology (UT), and Diploma in Adult Training and Development (OISE/Ontario Council for Leadership in Educational Administration). Other professional development studies include courses at the National Ballet School’s Teacher Training Program.