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Helen grew up dancing at Ballet Arts MN under the direction on Bonnie Mathis and Marica Chapman. She graduated Cum Laude with Honors in Choreography from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program in 2011, and in 2012, after moving back to the Twin Cities, she was named as one of Minnesota Monthly’s “10 Artists to Watch”. Helen was a member of Minnesota Dance Theatre from 2011-2017, dancing an eclectic range of repertory while also creating her own work. In 2017, she founded Hatch Dance, whose debut performance Isotope was named a “2018 Top Ten Twin Cities Dance Performance” by the Star Tribune. Since then she has worked with various artists and organizations in the Twin Cities on projects as a performer, choreographer, producer, and teaching artist. Her choreography has been presented at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, the 2011 Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival, 2014 MN Fringe Festival, The Southern Theater, throughout Mexico and Guatemala by the Juntos Collective, and commissioned by Minnesota Dance Theatre, Saint Paul Ballet, Penelope Freeh, Aveda, and The Cowles Center. In 2022, Helen was in residency at University of North Carolina School of the Arts Choreographic Institute. She has taught extensively throughout the Twin Cities and is currently a Teaching Artist at St. Paul Ballet and Community Movement Collective.


Helen Hatch and Darrius Strong in 'HYBRID'

Photo by Bill Cameron

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