Helga Deasy

Helga Deasy is a choreographer, dance artist and teacher.

Defined by a quiet beauty, Helga’s work captures the universal significance of personal experience.

Her creative practice, which is grounded in choreology and somatics, spans choreography, socially engaged dance, performance and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Latest credits include ‘River Fragments’ (Cork Midsummer Festival 2019), ‘Helica’ (LIMS/New York, West Cork Arts Centre and Firkin Crane/Cork 2018), ‘When I’m here, I remember you’ (Dublin Dance Festival 2016 and West Cork Arts Centre 2017) and ‘Longing Belonging’ (Cork Midsummer Festival 2015).

She has received awards from the Arts Council, Cork City Council, Culture Ireland and artsandhealth.ie among others.

Image Credit: Clare Keogh

Since training with Rosetta Life in London in 2012, Helga has worked extensively in dance and health, including a one-year long residency with Marymount University Hospital and Hospice (2013-2014), lead artist for dance and project manager on ‘Fuse Arts and Health’ with MusicAlive (2014-2016) and artist in residence with MusicAlive on ‘Creative Enquiry – Arts and Older People’ / Arts Council Invitation to Collaboration Scheme (2019-2020).

Helga works with Graffiti Theatre Company on the early year’s programme BEAG and is a facilitator on the Teacher Artist Partnership Programme (Arts in Education Initiative).

She is Alumni Ambassador for Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.