| "Ready as I'll ever be."
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|“||She, being Etta Helsweel, Prima Ballerina for the National Ballet from 1975 to 1980. She's the real thing! Mean as... well, they don't call her Hell on Wheels for nothing. But, rumour has it: under that tough exterior, she's... even more tough.||”|
Etta Helsweel danced as a Prima for for the National Ballet from 1975 - 1980. Later, she became a ballet teacher.
Etta Helsweel teaches a ballet class at Keaton.
Helsweel is extremely strict. She often discourages the dancers; although, the good side about this is that she doesn't sugarcoat things and is honest about things. Despite her strict personality, a soft side of Helsweel is seen, when she is encouraging Carly.
Ms. Helsweel has light skin, brown eyes, and blonde hair that is in a bob. She is tall and slim.
She often wears a black sweatband.
- "The First Day"
- "Groups of Two"
- "The Brightside" (mentioned only)
- "Take Me Out"
- "In Their Shoes"
- "Sotto Voce"
- "The Understudy"
- "Hold On"
- "Twelve Hours to Showtime"
- "Eyes Forward"
- "After the Flood" (mentioned only)
- Main article: Etta Helsweel/Quotes