Storm Helmore is a Perth based contemporary dance artist. She was born and raised in Queensland, moving to Perth to study at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, from which she graduated in 2011. Her path to contemporary dance came via years of work in more commercial dance styles and a Bachelor of Science, and she still dabbles in hip hop styles and continues to be fascinated by the human mind.
Since graduating from WAAPA, Storm has worked with many choreographers, including Sue Peacock, Rachel Ogle, Rhiannon Newton, Isabella Stone, Aimee Smith and Laura Boynes. Storm's performance credits include mouseprint by Isabella Stone, Aimee Smith's Borderline, Rachel Ogle's precipice, Sue Peacock's Reflect, Shaun Parker's Trolleys presented by Buzz Dance Theatre, Personal Political Physical Challenge by Sam Fox, and WA Opera's The Pearl Fishers. She has also choreographed and performed in various short dance works Strut Dance's Short Cuts program and In Short presented by Unkempt and Strut Dance, and has undertaken choreographic residencies alongside other young artists as the Uncollected Collective at The Chapel Space in 2012 and 2014.
Storm teaches STRUT public class
Storm's classes always begin simply with an aim of getting the body moving and the blood circulating. She then takes students through various aspects of basic contemporary technique, including floor work, moving on and off balance, travelling sequences and even a little taster of improvisation (which is not as scary as it sounds - promise!). Storm's classes are fun as well as physical!: pumping out some cool tunes, having a laugh and not taking it all so seriously! Storm's classes gradually build in difficulty over the 4 weeks, so if you attend from week 1 she aims to have you moving smoothly and expansively through the studio by the end.