Storm Helmore is a Perth-based independent dance artist. Her path to contemporary dance came via years of work in more commercial dance styles as well as a Bachelor of Science, before moving to Perth to complete her contemporary dance training at WAAPA. Since graduating in 2011, Storm has built her career predominantly as a dancer and performer through her regular and ongoing engagements with numerous independent choreographers and companies around Australia, including Marrugeku, Buzz Dance Theatre, Strut Dance, Praxis Collective, Hydra Poesis, Sue Peacock, Rachel Ogle, Rhiannon Newton, Joe Lau & Bridget Fiske, Lisa Wilson, Emma Fishwick, Isabella Stone, Aimee Smith and Tyrone Robinson.
As a creator, Storm is drawn to the use of improvisation in the choreographic process as well as in performance. Storm has choreographed and presented work at STRUT Dance’s Short Cuts and In Situ seasons, The Blue Room Theatre’s MicroMove season, and at WAAPA. In 2017, Storm undertook an Artist In Residence process at The Chapel Space exploring solo improvisation, and in 2018 was selected alongside Laura Boynes for an Artist-Residency-in-the-Tropics from Dancenorth.
Storm places great value on the act of dancing for all, not just professional dancers, and is very committed to sharing dance through teaching. She does so regularly in a variety of contexts from professional level to open public classes, for the Co3 Youth ensemble, at WAAPA, and at a number of full-time dance schools around Perth.