Helena started learning Bharata Natyam in France under the guidance of Rajarajeswari and Hasita Sonn. Learning an art form that emanates from such a foreign culture always felt incomplete. She therefore followed intensive training sessions in India with Urmila Satyanarayanan and Jamuna Krishnan. There, she understood how demanding this form of art was and how critical daily practice was in order to progress. Helena decided to relocate a few years to Mumbai and continued her practice with Neeta Kamath, who taught her the subtleties of Abhinaya with a great focus on precision, coherence through mastering breathing technique, posture and look. In 2008, Helena performed her Arangetram at Tejpal Auditorium in Mumbai and started to perform at various festivals in India. She now lives in Brisbane and teaches Bharata Natyam. She regularly travels to India to inspire and enrich her dance with her guru Neeta Kamath.
Guru Smt. Neeta Kamath
Mrs. Neeta Nikhil Kamath (B.Com, LLB) attained her nritya visharad from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan under Guru Shri S.K. Rao. She has also obtained Master of Fine Art degree in Bharata Natyam from Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai University under Guru Smt Kanak Rele. Since last fifteen years, she has been actively teaching Bharata Natyam in Gopi Birla Memorial School, Walkeshvar, Mumbai. She has choreographed many ballets and has also performed all over India and abroad for dance festivals, but her precious moments of dance were when she gave solo performances at the prestigious dance festivals of Chennai “Natyanjali” at Chidambaram, Tanjore and Kumbakonam.