ACB 2022 Nutcracker making headlines!

Tiit Helimets Will Be a Guest Artist in the Allen Civic Ballet’s Production of THE NUTCRACKER

The performances are on 17 and 18 December.


TIIT HELIMETS, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet, will appear as a guest artist in the Allen Civic Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas on December 17 (Evening) and 18 (Matinee), 2022.

Tiit Helimets was born in Viljandi, Estonia and received his ballet training at the Tallinn Ballet School.

In 1996 Mr. Helimets joined the Estonian National Ballet as a soloist, and was appointed a principal dancer, within six months, that same year. Mr. Helimets’ repertoire included Prince Desire and Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty, Albrecht in Giselle, Siegfried in Swan Lake, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, and Daphnis in Daphnis and Chloe.

Mr. Helimets has also danced roles in ballets by contemporary choreographers including the title role in George Balanchine’s Apollo, principal roles in George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, Ashton’s Voices of Spring, Dante Sonata, Enigma Variations, The Walk to the Paradise Garden, Scenes de Ballet, Bintley’s Carmina Burana, Flowers of the Forest, Concert Fantasy, Les Petits Riens, and Sons of Horus, Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room, Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations, John Cranko’s Brouillards, Michael Kopinski’s Saturn from The Planets, Hans van Manen’s Five Tangos, and Stanton Welch’s Powder. He also created Summer in Bintley’s The Seasons, and a principal role in Nahid Siddiqui’s Krishna.

In 2005 Mr. Helimets joined the San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer. Mr. Helimets has expanded his repertoire to include Prince Siegfried and Von Rothbart in Helgi Tomasson’s production of Swan Lake, the King of the Snow and Grand Pas de Deux in Tomasson’s production of The Nutcracker, the Prince in Tomasson’s production of The Sleeping Beauty, Basilio in the Helgi Tomasson/Yuri Possokhov production of Don Quixote, the Prince in Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird, the Tortoise in Tomasson’s Chi-Lin, the Lilac/Prince in Julia Adam’s A Rose By Any Other Name, the Prince and Poet in John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid, the Prince in Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, Vershinin in Kenneth MacMillan’s Winter Dreams, Jean de Brienne in Rudolf Nureyev’s production of Raymonda Act III, Prince Gremin in John Cranko’s Onegin, Mr. Braddock in Cathy Marston’s Mrs. Robinson, the Summer Section of Christopher Wheeldon’s Quarternary, principal roles in Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Symphony in C (Second Movement), the Diamonds Act of Jewels, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Serenade, The Four Temperaments, Scotch Symphony, Agon, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, and Divertimento No. 15, David Bintley’s The Dance House, William Forsythe’s In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Wayne McGregor’s Eden/Eden, Chroma, and Borderlands, Serge Lifar’s Suite en Blanc, Stanton Welch’s Falling and Naked, Julia Adam’s Night, Tomasson’s On Common Ground, 7 For Eight, Prism, On A Theme of Paganini, and Caprice, Matjash Mrozewski’s Concordia, Possokhov’s Magrittomania and Swimmer, Jerome Robbins’ In The Night, and Glass Pieces, Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons, Symphony No. 9, Seven Sonatas, and Piano Concerto No. 1, Frederick Ashton’s Symphonic Variations, Jiri Bubenicek’s Gentle Memories, Harald Lander’s Etudes, and created roles in Tomasson’s The Fifth Season and Trio, Val Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House, Double Stop. Foreshadow, and Tears, Christopher Wheeldon’s Ghosts, and Continuum, Edwaard Liang’s Symphonic Dances, and The Infinite Ocean, Hans van Manen’s Variations for Two Couples, Benjamin Millepied’s The Chairman Dances-Quartet for Two, Alonzo King’s The Collective Arrangement, the role of The King in Julia Adam’s A Rose By Any Other Name, and The Director in Danielle Rowe’s Wooden Dimes.

In 1999 Mr. Helimets received an award from the Arts Council of Estonia for his performances in The Sleeping Beauty and Romeo and Juliet.

In 2008 Mr. Helimets appeared as a guest artist with the National Ballet of Canada dancing one of the principal roles in George Balanchine’s Symphony in C, and in 2010 Mr. Helimets appeared as a guest artist with Ballet San Jose dancing the role of Albrecht in Giselle. In 2012 Mr. Helimets appeared as a guest artist with the Hamburg Ballet dancing the role of the Prince in John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid.

He also performed in the International Ballet Star Gala in Taipei, and danced the title role in Balanchine’s Apollo as a guest artist with the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

In 2018 Mr. Helimets choreographed a ballet for the Estonian National Ballet.

Spring and Summer Dates to Remember

Below you will find a list of all our important dates for the Spring and Summer Seasons here at the Allen Civic Ballet.

Bravo! presented by the Allen Civic Ballet

Sunday April 24th           5:00 pm

Tickets can be purchased through


Allen Civic Ballet Company Auditions

June 4th 9-11 am

Ages 12 and up with at least one year of pointe experience for females.


Jr Summer Intensive

June 6th -8th        ages 9 and up with instructor approval        $200


Sr Summer Intensive 

June 9th -13th        ages 13 and up with instructor approval

Allen Civic Ballet dancers $300         Non ACB dancers $350

(Dancers auditioning for but not currently members of the ACB will receive a $50 account credit upon acceptance to the company)


Princess Dance Camp

June 21,22,23     10am-12:30pm        ages 4-7 (potty trained only)   $150


Swan Lake Dance Camp           July 11-15th      Ages 8-12        $250


Nutcracker 2022 Auditions     August 6th and August 13th     More information coming soon

Farewell Summer

As Summer winds down, we are reflecting back and are grateful for what the last two months has brought our dancers.

Intensives and Master Classes

We kicked off the summer with Junior and Senior Intensives and master classes from: Anais Chalendard, former Principal Dancer of English National Ballet and Boston Ballet, Melian Gauntt from Premier Ballet, and Stephanie Rae Williams from Dance Theater of Harlem.

Our students took classes in classical and contemporary ballet, variations, pantomime, character, modern, contemporary, jazz and salsa.


Princess camp was a huge favorite of some adorable, tiny dancers of all ages, who are dreaming of one day performing on stage. But who can pick a favorite ballet Princess? Who would you pick Cinderella, Odette or Aurora?

Nutcracker Dance Camp gets everyone in the mood to see the magic of the Nutcracker Ballet come to life: and to kick it all off, we are announcing our Nutcracker audition dates August 7th and 14th! The Allen Civic Ballet invites all those interested and willing to audition for our community cast to perform on December 18th & 19th, with live music provided by Allen Philharmonic Orchestra. Follow the link below to download your audition packet!

We are excited to begin our fall schedule on August 2nd. Online registration is now open! We can’t wait to see you all in class!

Click Here to Register

Summer 2021 Events

May 2021 Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Back by popular demand the Allen Conservatory of Dance’s Daddy Daughter Ballet Classes will be returning

May 14th           Ages 5-8 6:00-7:00pm           Ages 9+ 7:00-8:00pm

The cost is $20 per couple — Please email to register for your class.

We hope to see you there!


Allen Civic Ballet Company Auditions June 5th 9:00 am  Open to dancers ages 12-21

You can find the audition application at under the news and events tab as well as our Q&A for what is required of a company member.


Allen Conservatory of Dance the official school of the Allen Civic Ballet  



Summer is when we notice the biggest improvement in our students’ technique and artistry. We encourage you to take advantage of the smaller class sizes and your child’s less stressful schedule that summer study offers!

REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2021 will open June 7th


Once registration opens you will simply need to create a family account and add students and call our office to schedule your free trial placement classes at 972-727-5959

If you are a returning student login to your on-line account , select from the pre-approved class list and pay the registration fee along with August tuition to hold your dancer’s place.

* Don’t forget our Junior and Senior Intensives June 7th-11th for ages 9+


*And summer camps:

Ballet Princess Camp

Ages3-6 June 16, 17, 18 9:30am-12:00pm

Nutcracker Dance Camps

Ages 5-8 July 12th-16th 2-5pm               Ages 9-12 July 19th-23rd 2-5pm

Please visit for more details.


Auditions for Allen Civic Ballet’s “Nutcracker” (December 2021) will be held at the studio

on August 7th and August 14th.  More details coming soon to !

ACB 2021 Annual Krassovska Variations Awards

The Allen Civic Ballet holds an annual variations workshop in memorial of Madame Nathalie Krassovska.

Madame Krassovska was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1919. In 1936, Madame Krassovska joined Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and quickly attained the rank of Prima Ballerina. She went on to become Prima Ballerina with the London Festival Ballet from 1950-1960, and founded the Krassovska Ballet Jeunesse in Dallas in 1963, to pass the art of classical ballet to the next generations. She served as the Artistic Advisor to the Allen Civic Ballet from its inception in 1999 until her death in 2005.

In recognition of outstanding achievement in the technique and artistry of classical ballet we present the

Nathalie Krassovska Legacy Award to Taverly Cox.

Catharina Moudy was a founding member of our board until her death in 2005, and our very first Sugar Plum Fairy in Allen Civic Ballet’s first Nutcracker in 1999.

In recognition of outstanding achievement in the technique and artistry of classical ballet we present the

Catharina Moudy Spirit of Dance Award to

Ynez Conklin and Mia Heath.

Brynt Beitman danced and partnered with all of the founding board members and was our first Sugar Plum Cavalier until he left to study at Juilliard on full scholarship. After graduation he has worked as a dancer and choreographer in NYC. He has choreographed numerous original contemporary works for the Allen Civic Ballet.

In recognition of outstanding achievement in the technique and artistry of contemporary ballet we present the

Brynt Beitman Award to

Selena Lin and Anna Vieger.



Happy New Year!

Greetings Allen Civic Ballet Families and Supporters

As 2020 FINALLY comes to a close, we want to take a minute to thank all of you for the remarkable support you have shown the Conservatory during the past year. Your encouragement has made so many seemingly impossible things possible — our Spring Recital, a live stream “Pirouettes for Pets” fundraiser benefiting the Allen Animal Shelter, numerous Master Classes from professional dancers, Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy, and miraculously, three LIVE performances of the Nutcracker ballet at the Allen Performing Arts Theater. And all while socially distancing, sanitizing, mask wearing and temperature taking. Whew! Give yourselves a big round of applause!

We have high hopes for 2021. Classes resume on January 4th, both in person and via Zoom.

Happy New Year!

From All of Us at the Allen Conservatory of Dance



Allen Civic Ballet 2020 Holiday Season Events

This holiday season, the Allen Civic Ballet offers family events designed with your health and safety in mind.



Our “Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy” is the perfect event to take your daughter or granddaughter to! We welcome our guests into the Snow Queen’s Kingdom and serve tea, lemonade and treats, while (masked) characters from the ballet visit each table. Mother Ginger tells the story of the “Nutcracker” with the help of the characters. Guests over the age of 10 must wear a mask. Our seating is designed to socially distance our guests. The Tea will be held December 6th at the Hilton Garden Inn Allen, located at 705 Central Expy S, Allen, TX 75013. For more information about the event, including our covid-19 protocols, or to purchase tickets, visit


What holiday season would be complete without the Nutcracker ballet? Don’t miss the magic, drama, and excitement of this holiday classic in this live stage production. Due to social distancing measures, seating is extremely limited, so get your tickets soon! Allen Civic Ballet presents “Nutcracker” on December 19th & 20th. Performances will be held at the Performing Arts Center located at 300 Rivercrest Blvd, Allen, TX 75002. We are finalizing details with the PAC, and tickets will be on sale soon at


Attention Girl Scouts or American Heritage Girls! We have patches available at our boutique or at our business office for participants in both the Nutcracker and Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy. Email us at

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Tea with a Sugar Plum Fairy

Guests are welcomed into the Snow Queen’s Kingdom as The Nutcracker comes to life through a combination of dancing and storytelling. All of your favorite characters are available to visit your table or meet with you in socially distanced settings.

Sunday December 6th, 2020 12:30 pm & 3:00 pm

Venue Location: Hilton Garden Inn at 705 Central Expressway S in Allen, TX


All children must be accompanied by an adult. For toddler’s aged 1-2 you must purchase a ticket for them if they receive their own plate and their own seat, but if they sit in your lap and eat off your plate they do not need a ticket of their own.


We take your safety seriously


  • This year we will only have tables for five (down from 10 in previous years).

  • There will be 6 feet of distance between tables.

  • All guests over the age of 10 must wear face masks when not eating or drinking.

  • At check-in, each member of your party will have their temperature taken.

  • We have reserved tables 3, 12, and 25 for those who do not want the Nutcracker Characters to visit their table.

  • The only way to guarantee that you won’t share a table with people not in your party is to buy all the seats at your table, or go with a friend.

  • Our meet and greets will have lines marked at 6 foot intervals. All Nutcracker Characters will be wearing masks.

  • This event is catered by the Hilton Garden Inn, All food preparers and wait staff are employees of the Hilton Garden Inn. Please visit their website for their most current Covid-19 practices.

  • Tea Reservations are not refundable and non-exchangeable. However,they are transferable. Please email us at no later than 5 pm the night before, and include the name of the party that will be taking your reservation.

 Visit our website to purchase tickets.