Helen Simondson

Helen Simondson

Helen Simondson is currently the Manager of Screen Events at the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI). As part of this position Helen has been responsible for initiating and developing the award-winning digital storytelling program at ACMI which has seen Helen and her team work with many individuals and communities, empowering them to tell their own stories in their own voice, while learning invaluable technology skills. Helen has presented on the ACMI digital storytelling program internationally and has contributed to several publications about digital storytelling practice. Beyond digital storytelling, Helen is also responsible for overseeing the programming of many of ACMI’s public events.

Prior to her position at ACMI Helen worked as an arts practitioner for many years. Her creative work in the performing arts has seen her in the role of choreographer and movement director for a range of Australian companies. She has worked on various dance film and documentary projects since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts, and was the project manager of MICRODANCE a dance on screen initiative with the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Film Commission and the ABC. Helen was also the project manager of the Performing Arts Multimedia Library (PAML) Pilot Project for Multimedia Victoria and DCITA.

New York-based interdisciplinary arts organisation The Kitchen engaged Helen as a consultant to assist the company in developing its technology management policy. Helen is the Chair of the Dance House board.