(Oporto, Portugal) Studied at The London Fashion School and at Escola Superior de Artes e Design do Porto (ESAD). Since 1990 the artist held individual exhibitions of painting and many of her works are in private collections (Gallery Napoli Nostra, in Italy, Gallery São Mamede, in Lisbon, and Gallery Árvore, in Oporto, for exemple) and municipal collections (Amarantes, Viseu and Trás-os-Montes, for exemple). In Portugal, a country of origin of the artist, she has exhibited in many regions, as Lisboa, Porto, Guimarães. Besides painting, Helena de Medeiros works as a costume and a set designer for contemporary ballet, cinema, theatre and opera. Over the past years, she has collaborated throughout the world with important artistic directors (such as Gradimir Pankov, Iracity Cardoso, Louis Robitaille, Mauro Bigonzetti, Richard Wherlock, Vasco Wellemkamp, Xin Peng Wang) and with prestigious ballet companies: Ballett Basel (Switzerland), Ballett Dortmund (Germany), Ballet Gulbenkian (Portugal), Ballett Hannover (Germany), Companhia Nacional de Bailado (Portugal), Fondazione de la Danza Aterballetto (Italy), Gauthier Dance / Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart (Germany), Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal (Canada), Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (Canada), National Ballet of China (China), Teatro di San Carlo (Italy), Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile (Chile).