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Principals

Tiit Helimets

Tiit Helimets

Biography

  • Pronouns/ Social Media

    He/him.

  • Born

    Viljandi, Estonia

  • Training

    Tallinn Ballet School

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Joined the Company as a principal dancer in 2005

  • Other Companies

    Estonian National Ballet
    Birmingham Royal Ballet

Q&A

What has been your proudest moment as a dancer? Why?

Dancing Romeo in Romeo and Juliet when I was 20 years old. That’s when I met my wife who was dancing my Juliet, and we have been living together for 19 years now.

If I weren't a dancer, I'd be...

An actor, painter, or opera singer.

I love San Francisco because...

All of my dreams came true in this city.

When you have downtime from productions, what do you do to relax?

I don’t, I am the kind of person who has to create or do something and that’s relaxing, although it might appear to others as hard work.