Katleen Van Langendonck (°1971) studied Germanic Philology and an additional year of philosophy in Leuven and Paris. She worked as a literary critic for the Belgian radio and the newspaper De Standaard in the 90s. She was assistant performing arts programming at deSingel international arts centre in Antwerp from 1997 to 2002. From 2002 to 2007 she has been a member of the academic staff at Antwerp University, where she lectured in dance history and dance analysis, did research on tactility in the performing arts, and coordinated the inter-university post-master in Theatre Studies. From 2007 until march 2020 Van Langendonck was responsible for the artistic programme of the Brussels performing arts center Kaaitheater. She has, amongst other projects, initiated PERFORMATIK, the Brussels biennale for performing arts, a collaboration with other Brussels institutions from the visual as well as the performance arts field. At this moment she is coordinator performing arts and literature of the Europalia arts festival in Brussels, and she teaches at the dance department of the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp.