Dr. Helmutas Šabasevičius is a theatre and ballet critic, an art researcher. He graduated from the Lithuanian National Institute of Art (at present – Vilnius Academy of Arts). Since 1997 he has worked in the Lithuanian Culture Research Institute in the Department of Music and Theatre History. He has published scientific and popular articles on art, theatre, ballet, and reviews on exhibitions, ballet and dance plays in Lithuanian and foreign press. He teaches at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and is the editor-in-chief of art culture magazine Krantai. In 2017 he was awarded the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Prize.