The Kennedy Center

Helanius J. Wilkins



Biography

Helanius J. Wilkins, founder and artistic director of the acclaimed dance company Edgeworks, is a native of Lafayette Louisiana.  An award-winning choreographer, performance artist, and instructor based in Washington DC, he was a 2002 Recipient of the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Local Dance Commissioning Project; and also the Recipient of the 2001 Metro DC Dance "Emerging Choreographer" award.  Helanius J. Wilkins is currently working on a cross-cultural collaborative project scheduled to premier in July 2005 at Europos Parkas Open Air Museum of the Center of Europe in Vilnius Lithuania - to include the creation of a brand new site-specific work that will be the focus of a one-hour documentary film and will feature sets designed by Edgework Dance Theater's Visual Arts Director Joyce Ellen Weinstein.  The October 17 Millennium Stage performance will feature an original choreographed dance piece to "Oh Freedom."
Helanius J. Wilkins