Timofej was born in Riga, Latvia, and he trained at the State National Academy. In 2009, during the international competition “Dance City of Spoleto”, he won a full scholarship to the Russian Ballet College in Genoa, under the direction of Irina Kashkova, where he graduated in 2013.
He was a Soloist in the show “The value of a life” by Alberto Testa, in its world premiere at the 54th edition of the Festival of Two Worlds, and in the show “Le maitre e la ville” with choreography by Micha von Hoecke. In March 2014 he joined the Corps de Ballet of the Opera Theatre in Rome, as a dancer and, under the direction of Micha von Hoecke, even dancing roles as Principal Dancer and Soloist in productions of the 2013-2014 season. In November 2014 he joined the Corps de ballet of the Teatro alla Scala and from February 2018 he was named Principal Dancer. His roles with the Company include “Albrecht” in Giselle, “Slave” in Ballo Excelsior e “Prince Désiré” in The Sleeping Beauty.
He has received several awards including Positano award "Leonide Massine" in 2010 for the high technical and professional quality and “Giffoni Dance Award” in the same year; "Rome in Dance 2011" award; “Napoli Cultural Classic Award” in 2012 and "Amalfi Dance" award as the most promising young dancer.
He has participated in numerous international competitions, winning the Grand Prix Dance Competition and MAB award in 2011. In 2013 he won the Tanzolymp Berlin in the section Pas de Deux and the Gold medal at the XII Moscow International Ballet Competition. He is a renowned guest dancer in national and international galas.