(°1984) studied Political and Social Sciences at Ghent University, Theatre Studies at Antwerp University and the Freie Universität Berlin, and Audiovisual Arts/Writing at the RITCS in Brussels. Her debut as a theatre-maker and performer was at the 2008 Theater Aan Zee festival in Ostend with the collective zie!duif, that won the Young Theatre Prize for its production Stockholm. Van Baelen created and directed performances for DE Studio/Villanella, Vooruit, Campo, De Werf (a.o. Rituals for our Modern Times and The Fear Sessions), Brussels Philharmonic and Zonzo Compagnie (3ACH) and wrote a feature film with the support of the VAF. Nowadays all her work is under the company Post uit Hessdalen.