Dieuweke van Reij studied scenography at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht and designs costumes for opera, music theatre, youth theatre, cabaret and dance. She has designed costumes for choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's Broken Wings at English National Ballet, Mammatus for Joffrey Ballet Chicago, De Sade Affair for House of Makers, Celeste for Ballet Nacional de Cuba and Dangerous Liaisons for Ausburg Ballet, among others.
She also maintains long-term collaborations with various collectives and makers. She has designed, for example, both the set and costumes for director Floris Visser for many of his operas, including Jenufa (Hannover), La bohème and Antigona (Osnabrueck), Orphée et Eurydice and La traviata (Reisopera), Cosi fan tutte (Bolshoi Moscow), Fortress Europe (Opera Trionfo and Dutch National Opera), Juditha Triumphans (Dutch National Opera) and Manon (Zurich). Furthermore, she frequently works with the contemporary music theatre company Orkater. She recently designed the set and costumes for Frida by Dutch National Ballet. With the set and costume design of How Anansi freed the Stories of the World, she returned to National Opera & Ballet during season 2021/2022.
For her designs for Così fan tutte, she was nominated for Russia's most prestigious theatre award. She also won the Musical Award for 'Best Design' for De terugkeer van Hans en Grietje by Orkater in collaboration with the Dutch Ballet Orchestra.
- Season 2023-2024
February 2024, the now internationally sought-after production Frida by Lopez Ochoa returns to the stage of Dutch National Opera & Ballet!