Since Helena Byrt joined the Norwegian National Ballet 2 in the autumn of 2018, she has danced soloist couple in Kylián's Sleepless and Andersen's Holberg Suite. She has also danced in Heise's Dido and Aeneas, Balanchine's Valse-Fantaisie and Edmonds' Left from Write. With the Norwegian National Ballet she has danced in Makarova's La Bayadère, Swan Lake (e.g. Waltz and Czardas), Balanchine's Symphony in C and Boyadjiev's The Nutcracker.
Helena Byrt (born in 1999) began dancing at the age of four and spent eight years at the Norwegian National Ballet School at The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet before graduating from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, which she attended from 2015 to 2018. As a student, she danced the role of little Clara in Bjørn’s The Nutcracker (2011) and the Arabian girl and a Snowflake in Boyadjiev’s The Nutcracker (2016 and 2017).
In 2017, she came in second in the senior division of the Nordic Baltic Ballet Competition and, that same year, won the gold medal and jury’s award in the Concours International de Danse Classique de Grasse in France. In 2018, she was a semifinalist in the Prix de Lausanne competition in Switzerland.