Helen Richey

Known for her snappy wit and stylish good looks, Dancing With The Stars judge Helen Richey has been a competitive dancer for more than two decades. Retiring to coach and adjudicate, Helen has since judged at most major world ballroom dancing events.
Australian born, Helen travelled to the UK with her husband Robert for dance training and international competition experience – and ended up living there for 27 years.
Career highlights include coming second at the UK Professional Latin Championship, and 3rd at three events; the World, the International and the British Professional Latin Championships.
For seven consecutive years she and Robert were finalists in the British Professional Latin Championship. They returned to Australia in June 2000, where Helen is a highly sought-after coach and judge. Some of her protégés have won British and World Championships, and others Australian titles.