Helena Whittaker is an actress, singer, improviser, and combatant. She recently graduated from the Univeristy of Central Florida in spring of 2017, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. Her favorite roles at UCF include Banquo (Macbeth), Roxanne (The Understudy), Gwendolyn (The Importance of Being Earnest), Thomasina (Arcadia), Diana (Nine) and Becky (Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?) for which she received the prestigious Irene Ryan Award.
Helena is an advanced actor-combatant with recommended passes in all weapon styles as recognized by the Society of American Fight Directors. She has assistant choreographed and fight directed for multiple productions, including a season at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. She is currently assistant teaching at The Actor’s Gymnasium in Chicago, Illinois.
Helena was lucky enough to be born into a family of theatre professionals and grew up learning stage management and technical theatre direction from her father while reading and performing with her mother. She enjoys her two cats, reading, baking, wine sampling, and horse back riding.
My Mission Statement
I am a hardworking, creative, and persistent professional who makes educated and open-minded decisions to ensure the potential of every project I take on will be realized to its fullest.