Marion Helfenstein started her training in her native France with Francine Richard (from the Opera de Paris), then at the Conservatory of Lyon in ballet and contemporary dance. After moving to Paris where she broadened her dance technique in various styles, she joined the Modern Dance Ensemble and the FFD Company, earning at the same time her Ballet Teaching Certificate. Later, Ms. Helfenstein relocated herself to NYC where she completed under scholarship her Professional Training and Teaching Training Program at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and joined the Graham II Ensemble. She also performed for The Buglisi Dance Theatre in the Table of Silence Project at the Lincoln Center, for BalaSole Dance Company, Amalgamate Dance Company, and Caliince Dance among others. As a choreographer, Ms. Helfenstein has being asked to present her work in numerous venues such as Alvin Ailey Citigroup, Triskelion Art Center, and Westbeth (artist housing and center for the arts). She is a member of the InTW Dance Group since 2013 and is currently arts administrator for the Gibney Dance Center. Ms. Helfenstein is very excited to be a part of the caitlin+dancers adventure! She is also grateful to be doing what she loves and would like to thank her family and friends for their support in her journey.