• Helen Pickett
  • Helen Pickett
  • Helen Pickett
  • Helen Pickett
  • Helen Pickett

Awards and Fellowships

2016 Honorary Doctorate, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
2015 Winner – Best Choreographer and Best Dance Performance (Camino Real), Atlanta, GA
2014 Winner - The Exiled, Best Choreographer of Atlana
2012 Resident Choreographer for Atlanta Ballet
2012 Royal Ballet of Flanders, director, Kathryn Bennetts Prix de la Critique Award (Choreographic Personality of the Year), for performance of Impressing the Czar, William Forsythe, at Théâtre Chaillot in Paris. Helen guest starred in the production.
2010 Awarded half fellowship, highest offered, for Master of Fine Arts study at Hollins University, Hollins/ADF MFA
2009 Jerome Robbins Foundation's New Essential Works (NEW) In October 2009, Helen was one of the first choreographers ever chosen to receive funding for a new ballet.
2009 Royal Ballet of Flanders, director, Kathryn Bennetts, received The Laurence Olivier Award 2008, for the performance Impressing the Czar,William Forsythe, at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theater. Helen guest starred in the London production.
2009 Behind the Scenes at Boston Ballet, Book by Christine Temin – Featured choreographer
2008 National Endowment of the Arts, Grant Awards: Kentucky Dance Council, Inc. (aka Louisville Ballet) Category: Access to Artistic Excellence. Field/ Discipline: Dance to support the re-staging of a ballet choreographed by Helen Pickett
2007 Works & Process At The Guggenheim, Mary Sharp Cronson, Founder & Producer; Excerpts from Etesian, Choreographed by Helen Pickett for Boston Ballet in 2006
2007 25 to Watch – Dance Magazine
2006 Awarded New York Fellowship Initiative Grant from New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet, nominated through Boston Ballet

OBIE Award Best Production, House/Lights, director, Elizabeth LeCompte, original cast member, Susie/Ellie