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Meet BalletMet’s New Artistic Director, Remi Wörtmeyer

Welcome, Remi Wörtmeyer!

BalletMet is thrilled to introduce Columbus and the world to our new
Artistic Director.

Multi-award-winning choreographer, dancer, designer (of décor, costumes and fashion) and teacher Remi Wörtmeyer was formerly an étoile (principal) with Dutch National Ballet celebrated for his clean technique and depth of expression.

Remi was born in Adelaide, Australia, and trained in classical dance at The Australian Ballet School. He choreographs and teaches part-time for Dutch National Ballet Academy.

Read Remi Wörtmeyer’s full Artistic Biography.


Remi danced professionally with The Australian Ballet and American Ballet Theatre and guested internationally, performing on the world’s greatest stages including Sydney Opera House, New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, The London Coliseum and Sadler’s Wells, Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, St Petersburg’s Alexandrinsky Theatre, New National Theatre Tokyo, the Grand Theatres of Shanghai and Hong Kong, National Centre for the Performing Arts Bejing, Palais de Congrès and Théâtre du Châtelet Paris.

Remi was ranked among the worlds top 100 dancers by Dance Europe, which also awarded him the Critics’ Choice for best performance on two occasions. He’s recipient of Australias Walter Bourke Award, multiple prizes at Dance Open St. Petersburg (including Excellence in Artistry and the Peoples Choice Award) and the Alexandra Radius Prize – the highest honor for classical dancers in Holland.

act II pas de deux

, george balanchine


Remis one-act and evening-length choreographic works are part of the global ballet repertoire. Recent commissions include creations for Dutch National Ballet, Queensland Ballet, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Benois de la Danse, and a bespoke pas de deux – Penumbra – for Roberto Bolle and Melissa Hamilton (Arena di Verona, 2022). Remi’s ballet Significant Others (on the subject of artists Sonia and Robert Delauney) headlined Atlanta Ballet’s spring season earlier this year.

Highlight reel of works by Remi Wörtmeyer choreographed for Dutch National Ballet.

afraid of the dark,
music video for Chef’Special starring Michaela DePrince

choreographed for dutch national ballet

So Much More.

In addition to his extensive dance experience, Wörtmeyer established his own line of bespoke fashion accessories, Maison Remi, and has been Jewelry Designer & Runway Director at Paris Fashion Week for sustainable couture fashion brand RVDK. Further collaborations have included projects with Indigenous Australian Brands, the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Paco Rabanne, and G-Star Raw. Rounding out his diverse portfolio, Wörtmeyer has also had recent solo and group exhibitions in both film and visual art.

Sculpture work as a part of Remi Wörtmeyer's series entitled "United in Isolation."
Sculpture work as a part of Remi Wörtmeyer’s series entitled “United in Isolation.”

New BalletMet Artistic Director Remi Wörtmeyer working on sculptural project.Example of new BalletMet Artistic Director Remi Wörtmeyer's jewelry work.

People Agree.

press reviews


Heading the list for sheer entertainment, Remi Wörtmeyers All for Won, Wonderful All,
written in jazz ballet style, was fast, full of tricks and great fun. It brought back memories
of Wörtmeyers thrilling performances with [Dutch National Ballet] and it was inspiring to
watch this pure dance enjoyment passed onto the next generation.

Dance Europe


The New York Times

Tadzio by Remi Wörtmeyer was a work I’d be happy to see over and over. 

Herald Sun

We are excited to have Remi join us in Columbus, Ohio. Keep an eye out for opportunities to get to know our new Artistic Director further throughout the summer!

Read our press release to announce our new Artistic Director.