Cara Van der Auwera
Cara Van der Auwera was born in Brasschaat, 1981. Cara studied at a programme for Arts Education (dance, music, theatre) in Antwerp, and continued with a degree for classical singing at the Conservatory of Antwerp and Ghent.
Cara became famous as a singer for the band Spring in 2003. She played the character of Chantal in the Ketnet series Spring (since 2002). She left the band and the series in 2006. She presented a television programme for children, and a touristic programme on the channel Vitaya. She did voice-overs for the cartoon series De Drakenjagers (‘The Dragon Hunters’) on the Ketnet channel, and for several characters in the movie Robots. From September 2005 onwards, she appeared on VT4 as one of the channel’s announcers.
She was a co-presenter in the programme Huizenjacht (‘House Hunting,’ 2006-2010). In 2007, she presented Schoondochter gezocht (‘Looking for a daughter-in-law’). After House Hunting, she became news anchor at the VT4 programme Vlaanderen Vandaag (‘Flanders Today’, 2009-2011). In 2012, she transferred to the VRT channel, as a reporter for Iedereen Beroemd (‘Everybody Famous’).
In June 2014, Cara started at the classical radio channel Klara (VRT). She presented Espresso, Klara zoekt Academie (‘Klara is searching for Academy’) and Klara Serveert (‘Klara serves’). From 2019 until June ’22, she created and presented ‘Caramba’ on Klara, followed by Django and Music Matters – programmes she presents until today.
From 2017 to 2021, she presented the television programme Wonen (‘Living’) for the regional channels TVL, ATV and TV-Oost.
In November and December 2017, she participated in the successful reunion concert series Spring Throwback Thursday, in the context of 20 years of Ketnet at the Antwerp concert hall Sportpaleis. A repeat of these concerts is planned for December 2022.