Dutch National Ballet | REMI WÖRTMEYER PROMOTED TO PRINCIPAL DANCER

November 21, 2012

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Dutch National Ballet | REMI WÖRTMEYER PROMOTED TO PRINCIPAL DANCER

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The Australian dancer Remi Wörtmeyer will be promoted to principal dancer commencing 1 January 2013. Wörtmeyer (Adelaide) joined the company in 2010 as a grand sujet and was promoted to soloist the following year. And now he is promoted to principal. His strong technique and sparkling personality make him one of the striking dancers within the Dutch National Ballet. Wörtmeyer will make his debut as a principal dancer in the Best of Balanchine programme which will premiere on 7 February 2013 at the Amsterdam Music Theatre.

Remi Wörtmeyer: “Since three years of age ballet has been my passion. It has brought me great joy, direction and ambition to be the best version of myself. To be listed a principal of this elite world class ballet company is a great honour. I look forward to the opportunities and the performances ahead and thank the audience for your support.”

The Australian dancer Remi Wörtmeyer (Adelaide) joined the Dutch National Ballet in 2010 as a grand sujet and was promoted to soloist the following year. He trained at the Australian Ballet School and went on to dance with The Australian Ballet in Melbourne and with American Ballet Theatre in New York for a year. He won the Walter Burke Award in 2005 and silver at the 8th Asian Pacific International Ballet Competition in 2001. In 2011, the leading dance magazine Dance Europe placed Remi fifteenth in their top 100 international dancers who performed outstandingly.

Wörtmeyer is also active as a choreographer. For the Dutch National Ballet he created works such as La Source, as part of the programme Stardust (September 2012) which toured throughout the Netherlands and Magdalene, or, In Defence of Beauty (2011), of which a making of documentary was screened during Cinedans 2011.

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