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Helen Wicks is a San Francisco based dancer, educator, aerialist, archivist, and clown. Helen’s training began as an elite gymnast where she was a member of the US TOPs National Team 2001-2004. She currently performs with Zaccho Dance Theatre, El Circo Dia and Talli Jackson. Helen has participated in residencies with Deborah Hay, Cielo Vertical Arts, and performed works by Karen Fuhrman’s Grounded Aerial, Paul Matteson, Leah Cox. Helen's choreography has been presented at SAFEhouse Arts, Project Artaud’s Studio 124, Circus Center, SF Aerial Arts Festival, and ODC. Helen performed works by Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and Merce Cunningham during her time earning a BA in Dance and Psychology from Bard College. She teaches creative movement, acrobatics, circus arts, and storytelling to youth at ODC, The Nueva School, Zaccho Center for Dance and Aerial Arts, and various Bay Area creative centers and schools. Helen currently integrates ideas from Seymour Papert, Reggio Emelia, Maria Montessori, Axis Syllabus and Body-Mind Centering into her practice and teaching.