Helen Hatch, Resident Choreographer and Ballet Instructor

Helen Hatch is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher based in Minneapolis. A Minnesota native, Helen began her training at Ballet Arts MN and graduated Cum Laude with Dance Department Honors from the Ailey/Fordham BFA program in New York. From 2011-2017, Helen was a member of Minnesota Dance Theatre (MDT), dancing an eclectic range of repertory while also creating her own work and teaching in the Performing Arts Division at the MDT School. Helen’s choreography has been presented at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, the 2011 Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival, the MN Fringe Festival, throughout Mexico and Guatemala by the Juntos Collective, and most recently at Minnesota Dance Theatre.  In 2012, Minnesota Monthly named her one of their “10 Artists to Watch” stating that she “embod[ies] ballet’s tension between technique and emotion. In her own choreography, blending ballet with vigorous American movement, this edginess leaves you breathless.”