Helene'’s theatre career spanned two decades where she played The West End in Burning Blue (creating the roles of Tammi and Nancy), Life During Wartime, and To Kill A Mockingbird.
She also starred in numerous regional and touring productions. Helene was part of the National Theatre Company performing in Richard III and King Lear (including World Tour), Napoli Milionaria, Shift and Gitta’s Attonement (NT Studio) on the South Bank.
Helene has appeared in television dramas, including as a regular in Soldier Soldier, London Bridge and The Bill. Other TV includes Prime Suspect, This Life, Deceit, March in Windy City, Hearts and Bones, Daddy'’s Girl, Holby City, Elgar’s Tenth Muse, Night and Day, The Vet, Seconds Out, Capital City and Lovejoy.
Film work includes Tomorrow La Scala! (BAFTA Nominated and Juried at the Cannes Film Festival), Talk and 5:45 (Winner Berlin Short Film Festival).
In addition to co-writing Burning Blue with DMW Greer, Helene has written No Paella for Kurt, acted as script consultant on several features and translated Ibsen'’s A Doll’s House for the Gene Frankel Theatre, New York City.
Helene is the founding Artistic Director of Bated Breath Theatre Company. She directed A Doll’'s House, The Parkville Project and is currently creating and directing Hunger for Real Art Ways.
Helene Kvale joined the University of Connecticut Department of Dramatic Arts in 2004 as Assistant Professor in Residence. She teaches acting and regularly directs for The Connecticut Repertory Theatre and The CRT Studio Series. Credits include: Pride and Prejudice, The Skin of Our Teeth, Too Much Memory, Gut Girls and Marat/Sade. www.crt.uconn.edu