Helen Donnelly




Helen Donnelly is a professional clown artist and a rare mix of theatrical, circus and therapeutic clown. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama from the University of Toronto and has studied clowning with some of the biggest names in the business. As a theatrical clown, Helen produces and directs shows through her company, Foo Productions, and performs at special events and festivals worldwide. As a circus clown, she has performed with such companies as Cirque du Soleil, Zero Gravity Circus, Cirque Sublime and Cirque Eos and continues to perform with Circus Orange. As a therapeutic clown, she has worked at The Hospital for Sick Children and with Dr Clown and is currently the senior therapeutic clown and lead trainer at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation. Helen has been teaching and coaching other clowns for 15 years both here in Canada and abroad.