Jonas Vandekerckhove studied contemporary dance at de ! Kunsthumaniora in Wilrijk and continued his education at the dance department of the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp, where he graduated in 2014. Already in 2009 he had his first encounter with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, a moment that would greatly influence his development as a young dancer and choreographer. Until now, he worked on several projects with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, like the operas Shell Shock, Das Rheingold and Les Indes Galantes and the revival of Puz/zle in 2016. As a choreographer-performer Jonas Vandekerckhove creates his own work, like the pieces Discord and Versus. He is working as a dancer for artist Tuur Marinus, for whom he danced in Still Animals in 2016, and for Kinga Jaczewska, with whom he collaborated on Grey in 2017.