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Helen Bogatch



Helen is from Tallinn in Estonia. She trained at Tallinn Ballet School and then later danced with the Estonian National Ballet. She joined Northern Ballet in 2018.

Helen is sponsored by Kate & Andrew Fisher.

Madame de Pompadour dressed in powder-blue silk removing her ornate mask for a clearer look at something out of frame
Dancer looking regal as Prince Adair's mother, Brina, wearing a dress of autumnal colours
Black and white photo of dancers in rehearsal clothes looking at each other with familial love

Learn more about Helen

Where were you born and raised?

I was born and raised in Tallinn, Estonia.

At what age did you start dancing?

I started dancing at 7 years old

Where did you train?

Tallinn Ballet School, Estonia.

Previous companies

Estonian National Ballet.

Which Northern Ballet role would you most like to dance?

I’m really excited for The Three Musketeers, especially because Estonian National Ballet used to perform David Nixon OBE’s production and I remember admiring Constance’s character.

Career/training highlights

Performing Clara with the Company in Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker when I was in my graduation year in school... It was definitely a special moment!

What do you like most about being a dancer?

I like the rehearsal process the most. When you’re working with a team to create a masterpiece and you have the possibility to make it look perfect. Another amazing thing is that you get to travel the world and perform on different stages.

If you could adapt one work into a ballet what would it be?

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.

What is your favourite book?

There are too many to choose from, I’m sorry!

What is your favourite post-show meal?

Breakfast for dinner.

How do you like to relax?

I like taking long walks, exploring new places, baking and going to the movies.

If you weren’t a dancer what would you be?

Probably a chef.

Photos by Emily Nuttall, Riku Ito and Mthuthuzeli November.