- Viljandi, Estonia
- Tallinn Ballet School
- Company Membership
Joined the Company as a principal dancer in 2005
Among Tiit Helimets’ major roles are Albrecht in Tomasson’s Giselle, Nutcracker Prince in Tomasson’s Nutcracker, Prince Desiré in Tomasson’s The Sleeping Beauty, Prince Siegfried and Von Rothbart in Tomasson’s Swan Lake, Basilio in Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote, Gremin in Cranko’s Onegin, Prince in Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid, and Prince Gillaume in Wheeldon’s Cinderella. He created roles in Caniparoli’s Doublestop, Ibsen’s House, and Tears; Possokhov’s Swimmer (Humbert); and Wheeldon’s Ghosts.
His repertory includes Adam’s A rose by any other name and Night; Ashton’s Symphonic Variations; Balanchine’s Agon, Apollo, Allegro Brillante, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Diamonds, Divertimento No. 15, The Four Temperaments, Scotch Symphony, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Symphony in C; Bintley’s The Dance House; Bubeníček’s Gentle Memories; Forsythe’s in the middle, somewhat elevated; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; MacMillan’s Winter Dreams; van Manen’s Variations for Two Couples; McGregor’s Borderlands, Chroma, and Eden/Eden; Mrozewski’s Concordia; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III; Possokhov’s Firebird and Magrittomania; Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons and Shostakovich Trilogy; Robbins’ Glass Pieces and In the Night; Tomasson’s 7 for Eight, Caprice, Chi-Lin, The Fifth Season, On a Theme of Paganini, On Common Ground, Prism, and Trio; Welch’s Naked; and Wheeldon’s Continuum and Quaternary.
In 2013 Tiit produced Estonian National Ballet’s tour to San Francisco, and in 2012 he created a dance/music installation at San Francisco’s de Young Museum. He received an Isadora Duncan Award for Outstanding Performance for his 2015 performances of Giselle and the Award for Outstanding Performance in Estonia for guest appearances in The Sleeping Beauty and Romeo and Juliet.