Helena trained as an actor in New Zealand and has gone on to work in theatre, television and as a voice-over artist, in projects based in New Zealand and the UK. She completed an MA in Actor Training and Coaching at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, graduating with distinction. Industry experience in London includes working as an agent’s assistant, freelancing as a casting assistant, voice coaching on professional productions, performing in fringe and off-West End productions and the running of a small training theatre company. She has taught acting technique and voice in the UK and NZ at institutions including Arts Educational Schools, Central School of Speech and Drama, University of Northampton and Unitec as well as teaching on the youth theatre programme at Arcola Theatre in London. Currently coordinating the acting programme at Yoobee South Seas.