Congratulations to our 2021 Artist Laureate
Helen French

Creative Pinellas is excited to announce our 2021 artist laureate, Helen French. A native of St. Pete and graduate of Gibbs High School Pinellas County Center for the Arts, French received her BFA from The Juilliard School and was a dancer with the prestigious Buglisi Dance Theatre in New York City, with whom she toured nationally and internationally for many years.

Helen French is committed to arts education and developing the next generation of artists as well as contributing to the arts community she lives in. She is a founding member of the St. Petersburg Dance Alliance, serves on the board of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and co-produces Beacon, a performance series. Currently she is on the faculty of St. Petersburg College.

Creative Pinellas looks forward to partnering and collaborating with Ms. French during the year ahead. Stay tuned for more to come on how this talented artist will share her experience, expertise, and energies to advance the arts community in Pinellas County.

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