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Ariane van Vliet finished Studio Herman Teirlinck (Theatre school, department Drama) in Antwerp in 1993. After a year of working for the KNS (Koninklijke Nederlandse Schouwburg) in Antwerp, where she played in four theatre plays, she started working for the Blauwe Maandag Compagnie with Luk Perceval. She played one of the leading roles in Ten Oorlog, the Kingsplays by William Shakespeare, directed by Luk Perceval. After that, she kept on working with Perceval for several years and was part of the actors’ company in Het Toneelhuis (Bourla, Antwerp). Uncle Vanja (Chekhov), Macbeth (Shakespeare), Franciska (Wedekind), Andromaque (Racine), Mama Medea (Tom Lanoye) are some of the productions wherein she took part.
She stayed at Het Toneelhuis when Guy Cassiers took over and was seen in Onegin (Pushkin), Atropa (Tom Lanoye), Mefisto forever (Tom Lanoye) and Een geschiedenis van de wereld in twaalf en een half hoofdstuk, all directed by Guy Cassiers. With Bart Meuleman she made Zomeravond Half Elf and Hedda Gabler.
Since 2010 she started freelancing and was seen in productions in HETPALEIS: De slag bij Dobor, Aleksej, Apocalyps Wauw, Zwanemans (based on the Wagner opera Lohengrin). She made three productions together with Alice Reijs: Ans en Wilma, Ans en Wilma Gestrand and De Hondenwei. Lately, she could be seen in Karamazow with theatre group Lazarus. She played many guest roles in tv series and this autumn she will be seen in Vele Hemels, a movie by Jan Matthijs.