Heléna Melone has an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Lesley University, and an MA in English Literature from UNH. She has danced 'til dawn with Roma “gypsies” in their caves in Sacra Monte, Granada and is a Maine Arts Commission Arts Educator, as well as a dance therapist, choreographer for Phillips Exeter Academy, international instructor and performer, and former English teacher, bringing to her work almost 25 years of experience in instruction and facilitation. Now living in mid-coast Maine, she has widened her attention to include visual arts, painting on silk the potent beauty & magical vitality of the natural world, her greatest teacher, and helping others realize & claim their potential through the power of art and personal self-expression.
Helena lead "Dancescapes: Exploring ecosystems through science & movement" as part of the 2015 ME in Commuinty Children's Program.
"Dancescapes" (ages 6 and up) is a creative process for learning about our Maine ecosystems - fauna and flora and their interrelatedness - through movement and narrative. By embodying the living entities of specific ecosystems, we explore their relationships to one another and cultivate empathy and awareness while having fun as movers in a group!