Helen Day

L (Dip) CBA-CICB
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)
Director/Ballet Teacher

Born in the UK, Helen trained for 7 years, at The Royal Ballet School, London. During this time, she was fortunate to be able to perform with The Royal Ballet in productions of Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet and Manon, as well as being selected to participate in an exchange with the prestigious Paris Opera Ballet School.

Helen went on to dance with classical ballet companies internationally for 14 years, including, NATIONAL BALLET OF PORTUGAL, NORTHERN BALLET THEATRE, NAPAC DANCE COMPANY & CAPE TOWN CITY BALLET.

During her extensive career Helen has danced corps de ballet, soloist & principal roles in all the Classics as well as many Balanchine ballets and contemporary works. She has also been very blessed to have worked and studied ballet with some of the most renowned ballet teachers in the world, including:

  • Hans Brenna (Royal Danish Ballet)
  • Francesca Zumbo (Paris Opera Ballet)
  • Michel Renault (Paris Opera Ballet)
  • Nanette Glushak (American Ballet Theatre)
  • Vicky Simon (New York City Ballet)
  • Patricia Neary (New York City Ballet)
  • Merle Park (Royal Ballet)
  • Alicia Markova (Royal Ballet)
  • George Garcia (Ballet Cuba)
  • Christopher Gable (Royal Ballet)
  • Gillian Lynn (Choreographer of “Cats” & “ Phanton of the Opera”)
  • Robert North ( Ballet Rambert)

Since retiring from the stage, Helens career took an alternative direction. She was invited to be guest teacher at RAD Easter Congress, Cecchetti Bursary Awards and American Performance Awards Scholarships and after discovering a passion for teaching she qualified to teach the Cecchetti Method in 1999 and has since guest taught in several schools and Dance Companies. Helen continues to upgrade her teaching qualifications and now holds Licentiate Diploma status of Cecchetti Ballet Australia and is working towards her fellowship.

Helen took over directorship of CAPA in March 2016 and looks forward to sharing her knowledge, passion and experience with its students.