Helen David (maternity leave) —
Helen started working as a ballet pianist in 1997 while studying in Cardiff, UK.
In 2006, she was awarded a scholarship to work as Apprentice Company Pianist with Scottish Ballet, where immediately following she was appointed Company Pianist at Northern Ballet Theatre,Leeds. She has since worked with companies including English National Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet (when on tour in the UK), Ballet du Capitol de Toulouse, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Scottish Ballet as well as extensively with Birmingham Royal Ballet. She has also played for the Royal Academy of Dance, Elmhurst School for Dance and the Royal Ballet School.
In addition to her commitment as a ballet pianist, Helen has worked as a choral accompanist and opera répétiteur, as well as being in demand as an orchestral pianist in the UK and abroad with orchestras including the Philharmonia, Welsh National Opera, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Helen joined Queensland Ballet as Company Pianist in January 2015.