Helen Cox MA is a dance artist, choreographer & entrepreneur based in London. She is currently working freelance for the Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet School and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.


As a dancer Helen has performed work by James Cousins, Darren Ellis, Crystal Pite, and Hofesh Shechter. Helen trained at the School of Alberta Ballet and School of Toronto Dance Theatre in Canada and London Contemporary Dance School (EDGE dance company).


Helen has received funding from Alberta Foundation for the Arts Individual Artist Grant 2009–2015, the Canadian Kathryn Ash Leadership Award in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise in 2015. Helen is currently a mentee with the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme, and founder of both Children’s Contemporary Dance and [openclass].


Helen began Children’s Contemporary Dance 5 years ago after noticing a need for a place where young people can be free to explore movement, encouraged to express themselves and guided to develop a creative voice. Over the past 5 years, the school has grown and built a community of local families. As Helen will be moving back to Canada in the Summer of 2020, she has made the careful decision to hand the school over to Traceworks Dance. She chose the company because of our quality of teaching, dedication and commitment to the South East London dance community and the exciting opportunities we can offer to the children with B40 Youth Dance Company, the professional company and our vision for further development.

Helen first engaged with Traceworks Dance in April 2017 as a dancer in Hydromania, and she will continue to work in partnership with the company as we develop the children's contemporary dance classes she has established in Canada Water, London.

Click here to follow Helen's work outside of Traceworks Dance.

Helen Cox