HELEN PICKETT named RESIDENT CHOREOGRAPHER for ATLANTA BALLET through 2015. Read More
New Commissions –
Dresden Ballet, Semper Oper, Director, Aaron Watkin, October 2012
Vienna State Opera, Director, Manuel Legris, February 2013
Smuin Ballet, Director, Celia Fushille, May 2013
Scottish Ballet, Director, Christopher Hampson, Summer 2013
Jacob’s Pillow Season Opening Gala, Director, Ella Baff, June 15, 2013
Dance Theatre of Harlem, Director, Virginia Johnson, tours with When Love, a duet made for the debut season.
Princeton University – 2-Week Master Class series, April 1-12
Boston Conservatory – 3-day Master Class series, March 27-29
Boston Ballet School – Choreographic Intensive, June 23-29
Marymount Manhattan College, Choreolab, Directed by Tami Stronach, Guest Teacher, JUNE 3rd and 4th
Pointe Magazine – Read Helen’s contribution in the On the Spot article, by Amy Brandt, in August/September issue of Pointe. http://www.pointemagazine.com
Atlanta Ballet – Prayer of Touch
“…Prayer of Touch is one of the most exciting new ballet works I have seen lately, and should appeal to anyone who likes to watch dance. Pickett’s choreography is expertly crafted, clever, smart, whimsical, witty, daring, and humorous. If you come to the Alliance to see anything this year, come for this piece.” Backstage Beat Atlanta
“The work was inspired by the physical, emotional and spiritual connections to movement, and how this creative act fosters authentic human connection. The title suggests a quiet reverence, but the actual dance was filled with wit, surprises and comical quirks…” ARTSATL Read more here!
Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative - Read Helen's contribution on Emory University School of Law website. Martha Fineman, director of the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative.
Duke University, Duke Dance/SLIPPAGE Events – Guest Artist,
Thomas F. DeFrantz, Director of SLIPPAGE
Masters of Fine Arts in Dance – Hollins University, Hollins/ADF, 2011
Boston Ballet – Part I, II, III, April 2011
“…Ms. Pickett creates her own magic here in an exquisite duet that blends a limpid fluidity with a tactile warmth…” New York Times
“Pickett’s work rewards close attention.” Boston Herald
“That honor (…the highlight of the evening…) is owed to the incredibly touching pas de deux, Tsukiyo…” Style Boston
“Pärt I, II and III are like three tiny reliquaries, each beautifully ornamented and containing something sacred.” Bachtrack - Read more here
Choreography in Focus – Interview with Wendy Perron, editor of Dance Magazine.
Atlanta Ballet performs Petal March 2011
“The first piece, Petal, proved to be the highlight of the night.” Atlanta Magazine
“Energized dancers propelled through space…with a glowing physicality that spontaneously brought the audience to its feet, startled by its extreme beauty, sensuality and effervescence.” artcriticATL.com - Read more here!
Read about Helen in Boston Ballet’s new book by Christine Temin, Behind the Scenes at Boston Ballet.
Harvard and Boston University Dance Talk –Tsukiyo showing & discussion, 2010 and 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.