Meet the Artist: Principal Dancer Tiit Helimets

Meet the Artist: Principal Dancer Tiit Helimets

On Classical, Neoclassical, and Contemporary Ballet

Principal Dancer Tiit Helimets reflects on the classical training that prepared him to dance classical, neo-classical, and contemporary roles. Using visual prompts from Sleeping Beauty, Agon, and Eden-Eden, he describes the evolution of technique, costuming, and music in works he has performed across the range of period styles.

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Header Image: Yuan Yuan Tan and Tiit Helimets in Tomasson’s The Sleeping Beauty // © Erik Tomasson