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


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

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
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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

New Commissions:
*World Premiere, Smuin Ballet, 2016, Based on Last Call at the Oasis, a film By Jessica Yu, about the water shortage in California. Participant Films
*Ballet West, Dir. Adam Sklute, 2015, World Premiere of GAMES in NYC at the Joyce Theater, March 2015
* New work, Boston Ballet, 2016
*Les Troyens, Dir. Tim Albery, Chicago Lyric Opera
*Petal, Kansas City Ballet, Dir. Devon Carney, 2016

Smuin Ballet Brings back Petal for 2015 season! Smuin Ballet –
West Coast Premiere Reviews

Atlanta Ballet, The Exiled, – Read Reviews

Scottish Ballet – The Crucible, World Premiere, September 25th 2014, Glasgow, Scotland – Read Reviews

– Tweet from Glasgow - Absolutely blown away by ‪@scottishballet‬‬‬‬‬ tonight! My jaw literally dropped during The Crucible! ‪#chills‬‬‬‬‬ ‪#insane‬‬‬‬‬

Chekov International Theatre Festival
Scottish Ballet
Strastnoy Theatre Center
Choreographic Miniatures: The Room and Trace.

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.