• Camino Real Helen Pickett
  • Camino Real Helen Pickett
  • Helen Pickett
  • Helen Pickett
  • Helen Pickett
  • Helen Pickett
  • Helen Pickett
  • Helen Pickett


Honorary Doctorate, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, May 14th, 2016. Helen will give the commencement speech to the graduating class.

“Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else.”
― Tennessee Williams, Camino Real

2015 BEST Choreographer and BEST Dance Production (Camino Real) – Atlanta, GA

Kelly Apter of The Scotsman recently wrote, “The dance world needs more Helen Picketts.”

New Commissions:

  • Les Troyens, Chicago Lyric Opera, 2016
  • World Premiere, Oregon Ballet Theater, 2017
  • World Premiere, Tulsa Ballet, 2017
  • World Premiere, Pennsylvania Ballet, 2017
  • World Premiere Collaboration, Sisters Grimm, Pietra Mello-Pittman & Ella Spira, London, England and Moscow
  • World Premiere, NEW Full Length of The Crucible, Scottish Ballet, 2018

Camino Real, a ballet based a Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece.
The critics are in! Read here.
Read the DanceInforma review by Chelsea Thomas

Quotes from Reviews:
Helen Pickett has wrought sheer magic here,… and has created a major work that I predict will not only last, but become a legend in the dance world.” Manning Harris

I think this ballet will be an instant success, and is ultimately destined to become one of the classic works in the repertoires of major companies.” Amy Howton

…When the scrim dropped and lights went black on the world premiere of Helen Pickett’s dance theater adaptation of Camino Real, there was a startled hush…With that reaction came a palpable sense that they knew they had witnessed an extraordinary creative achievement. Camino Real left me feeling as if ballet’s expressive reach had just been extended.” Cynthia Bond Perry

10 years in 2015!
READ DanceInforma article by Chelsea Thomas

READ Dance Magazine Blog by Wendy Perron

To celebrate 10 years of collaboration, Boston Ballet will perform Eventide, April 2015, a ballet made for Boston in 2008. Boston Ballet is where it all started 10 years ago. Thank you Mikko Nissinen!

Eventide in St. Petersburg! – DANCE OPEN Ballet Festival
Read The Article

Pointe Magazine – Ballet That Speaks
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Pointe Magazine – Jennifer Stahl’s Blog – Ballet Choreography: It’s Kinda Great again. - Read The Article

In an article written by Wendy Perron:
“…It’s a different time now and we’re seeing an explosion of vibrant experimentation from Crystal Pite, Helen Pickett, Akram Khan, and many more.”
HOMANS & TAYLOR: GOING BACKWARDS? By Wendy Perron, Sept. 2014

Look for DANCE Magazine article, What is Contemporary Ballet?, July 2014 Issue

Read about Helen in Boston Ballet’s new book by Christine Temin, Behind the Scenes at Boston Ballet.

Read Dance Gazette article: What I’ve Learned – Helen Pickett
Issue 2, 2013, The Magazine of the Royal Academy of Dance


Masters of Fine Arts in Dance – Hollins University, Hollins/ADF, 2011

Helen is a founding member of The Rufus Corporation, director, Eve Sussman. Art films include: 89 Seconds at Alcazar and Rape of the Sabine Women.