Clara van den Broek studied Romance Languages, Cultural Studies, Philosophy (KUL) and Dramatic Arts (KCA). She is head of drama training at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, theatre maker and actress at, among others, the theatre company SKaGeN, promoter of research and PhD projects at KCA and teacher at KCA. Until recently, she was co-chair of the research group Performance Practice in Perspective.
In the past, she was artistic coordinator of the graduate acting course (drama course KCA), daily director of the theatre company SKaGeN, dance critic at the newspaper De Morgen, and editorial board member and publicist at the performing arts magazine Etcetera. She has published fiction with De Geus and Vrijdag Publishers.