Helen Clare Kinney
The American Helen Clare Kinney received her training at Canada’s National Ballet School Toronto. In 2011 she won the Erik Bruhn Memorial Award and the Peter Dwyer Scholarship. Further stations were summer programmes at the Hamburg Ballett, the Banff Summer Arts Festival and the Boston Ballet School as well as studies at the Amsterdam Ballet Academy. At performances of the National Ballet School of Canada, she gained her first stage experience as Scotch Girl in George Balanchine’s »Scotch Symphony« as well as Titania in »A Midsummer Night’s Dream« and Lise in »La Fille mal gardée« by Frederick Ashton. From 2014 to 2020 Helen Clare Kinney was a member of the Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg, where she appeared in works by George Balanchine, Robert Binet, Martin Chaix, William Forsythe, Kurt Jooss, Amanda Miller, Ohad Naharin, Martin Schläpfer and Antony Tudor. With »Unqualified« she presented her first choreography with the Ballett am Rhein in 2019 in the platform choreography »Young Moves«. Since the 2020/21 season she has been a demi-soloist with the Vienna State Ballet. Her Viennese repertoire includes the fairy Candide in Martin Schläpfer's »The Sleeping Beauty« as well as parts in Marco Goecke's »Fly Paper Bird«, Lucinda Child's »Concerto«, Merce Cunningham's »Duets«, George Balanchine's »Jewels« and »Symphony in C«, Elena Tchernichova's »Giselle«, Rudolf Nureyev's »Swan Lake« and »Don Quixote«, Frederick Ashton's »La Fille mal gardée« and Pierre Lacotte’s »Coppélia«.