Wim began his ballet studies in his native town, Antwerp, Belgium, at the age of 10.

After enjoying a long and successful career with three international ballet companies, most notably the Dutch National Ballet, where he rose to Principal Dancer, he became Assistant Artistic Director to this company.

During his extensive career, Wim has performed major leading roles of the classical repertoire and danced many contemporary repertoire works by renowned choreographers. He regularly appeared on international stages, as a guest artist or during gala performances.

In 2002, he was appointed Director of the Dance Department of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. During this period he often taught at international ballet schools, staged international classical ballet repertoire and assisted several choreographers with repertoire of Netherlands Dance Theater.

In 2008 he took over the position of Artistic President of the Prix de Lausanne. On several previous occasions, Wim has served as jury member for International Competitions and assessment panels.

From 2011 onwards, Wim became a freelance guest ballet teacher, repetitor, coach and artistic advisor and consequently relocated to Australia.

During his career, he has choreographed several award-winning small works and has been fortunate to be invited as adjudicator to several ballet competitions, as well as assessment and auditioning committees.

For several years, Wim has been an Associate teacher with Queensland Ballet and from Season 2020, Wim became Head of the Pre-Professional Program of the Queensland Ballet Academy.

Wim has written a book; 'Preparing for Ballet Auditions', and assists many aspiring young student dancers in preparing for ballet auditions, as well as career guidance.


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