About Helen Simoneau
Helen Simoneau is a native of Québec, Canada. Her work has been presented at Studio 303 and Tangente in Montréal, WUK in Vienna, CCN-Ballet de Lorraine in France, the American Dance Festival (MFA Thesis), Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Inside/Out), the Athens International Dance Festival in Greece, The Regensburger Tanztage Festival in Germany, Joyce SoHo, Dixon Place, DUMBO Dance Festival, Dance New Amsterdam (RAW Material), and Movement Research at Judson Church to name a few. She was awarded 1st Place for Choreography and 3rd Place for Dance for the performance of her solo “the gentleness was in her hands” at the 13th Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theatre Festival in Stuttgart, Germany. Simoneau has created new works for the Bessie Schönberg Residency at The Yard, the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA), the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble in Michigan and has restaged her work for The University of Oklahoma and Hollins University. In 2007, she was selected as one of five choreographers for the Swiss International Coaching Project (SiWiC) in Zurich, Switzerland, under the mentorship of Susanne Linke. She has had the pleasure of dancing for Lorraine Chapman The Company, Chris Yon, Athena Vahla in London, and was an apprentice for Isabelle VanGrimde in Montréal. Simoneau graduated from the NCSA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and has served as adjunct faculty since 2004. She recently graduated from Hollins University/ADF with a Master of Fine Arts in Dance and is currently adjunct faculty at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.