ABOUT HELANIUS J. WILKINS
Helanius J. Wilkins, a Louisiana native, is a choreographer, performance artist, and scholar. He is an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder. He lived in Washington, D.C. for 18 years where he founded EDGEWORKS Dance Theater (2001 – 2014). His honors include the 2008 Pola Nirenska Award for Contemporary Achievement in Dance, D.C.’s highest honor given by the Washington Performing Arts Society; the 2002 and 2006 Kennedy Center Local Dance Commissioning Project Award; and being a three-time finalist for the D.C. Mayor’s Arts Awards. He has choreographed over 60 works, including two critically-acclaimed musicals for D.C.’s Studio Theater – “Passing Strange” (2010) and “POP!” (2011).
Photography by David Dowling. Pictured Helanius J. Wilkins.