Joke Debaere is a Belgian actress, writer and performing poet. She graduated in 2001 at the Theatre Academy of Maastricht, in the Netherlands. Since then on, she has been a professional performer & writer, with a main passion for improvisation. She performed regularly on stages in Belgium, and wrote a number of theatre pieces for her own independent theatre company. From April 2012 on, she has joined Francois le Roux (the HA!Man) on stages in Europe and South Africa, this is currently her full time occupation. Joke performs in Flemish, English and French.