The Belgian mezzo Els Mondelaers received a master degree in Classical Singing with great distinction at the Ghent Conservatory, where she has specialized as a soloist in Contemporary Music as well. Preliminary she obtained her master’s in Music Theory and Music Pedagogy at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven. Gradually, she expanded her career as a specialist interpreter of classical contemporary music to that of all-round performer. New challenges such as music and / or physical improvisation, music creation, acting and moving presented themselves. The world of music theater, contemporary dance and performance in addition to the contemporary concert venues became her second habitat. She is appreciated for her personal involvement in projects and her enthusiasm to be challenged in an artistic way. She has performed as a soloist with various (inter-)national music theatre companies, ensembles and orchestras. Including Folkoperan Stockholm (SE), Muziektheater Transparant (BE), Silbersee (NL), LOD (BE), Per Ignem (BE), Muziektheater Hollands Diep (NL), Theaterproductiehuis Zeelandia (NL), Spectra ensemble (BE), ChampdAction (BE), HERMESensemble (BE), Contempoartensemble (IT), Nadar Ensemble (BE), Vlaams Symfonisch Orkest (BE), DoelenEnsemble (NL), Asko | Schönberg ensemble (NL), Slagwerk Den Haag (NL), Strijbos|Van Rijswijk (NL), Ensemble Klang (NL), Atlas ensemble (NL), Nieuw Ensemble (NL) and in september 2009 she was invited by the Lucerne Festival Academy (CH) to perform Berio’s Sinfonia conducted by Boulez.