Elie Tass was born in 1981 in Belgium. Engaging in different sports in his youth - ranging from soccer to martial arts to powertraining - dancing came into play only later on, gradually, starting with ballet, and later breakdance. After 2 years of physical education at the University of Ghent, he started out on a 3-year dance training at the HID (Higher Institute for Dance) in Lier, Belgium. In addition to a series of creations with Thierry Smits and Marc Bogaerts and some small work of his own, he participated in Tannhäuser (an opera by Richard Wagner) for Troubleyn/Jan Fabre while he was still at school. In 2006 he started working with les ballets C de la B/Alain Platel for the creation of VSPRS. That meeting was continued for another four years, with mainly two creations, pitié! and Out of context - for Pina.
In 2011 Ross McCormack - they met at les Ballets C de la B during VSPRS - invited Elie to Australia to join him to work on a short co-creation for Queensland-based contemporary dance company Dancenorth. As part of a double bill they made (sic).