Mette Bødtcher was born in 1965 and trained at the Ballet School of the Royal Theatre. In 1981 she became an apprentice, and in 1983 she was engaged as a dancer of corps de ballet at the Royal Danish Ballet. From 1986-90 she was engaged John Neumeier as a soloist at the Hamburg Ballet, before she returned to the Royal Danish Ballet in 1990.
Mette Bødtcher has danced a large number of soloist roles with the Royal Danish Ballet, including leadrole in Béjart's Bolero, as Ophelia in Neumeier's Hamlet, Penelope in Neumeier'sThe Odyssey, the title role in La Sylphide and Mette, Hannah Glawari in The Merry Widow, Rosita in Far from Denmark and Death in Serait-ce-la Mort, the Dark Angel in George Balanchine'Serenade and further danced in Kindertotenlieder, Witness and The Triumph of Death. Now later in her career she has danced Lady van Everdingen in Kermesse in Bruges, Muri in A Folk Tale and Madge in La Sylphide