Veerle van Overloop (1969, Belgium) graduated from the Theaterschool Arnhem in 1994. She then worked as an actress with various theater and production companies such as Ro Theater, Theater van het Oosten, ‘t Barre Land, Frascati, Noord Nederlands Toneel and Club Guy & Roni. She has worked with many renowned theater, television and film directors and choreographers such as Guy Cassiers, Erik de Bruyn, Mathijs Rümke, Geert Lageveen, Peter de Baan, Alize Zantwijk, Stefanie Kolk and Koen Augustijnen. She had a supporting role in the Oscar-winning film Antonia by Marleen Gorris and a leading role in the internationally awarded short film The Bloody Olive by Vincent Bal.
From 2001 to 2009 Van Overloop was an ensemble member of theater company Noord Nederlands Toneel (NNT) in Groningen under the artistic direction of Koos Terpstra. In the same period she met Guy Weizman and Roni Haver of Club Guy & Roni. From 2009 Van Overloop worked with their dance company for several productions, both as dramaturge and performer. From 2017 to 2020, Van Overloop was part of the NNT artistic ensemble under the artistic direction of Guy Weizman.
Van Overloop made her directorial debut with The Jungle is our House (2016), a production of Club Guy & Roni. A year later, she founded her own production structure ShELFISH. In August 2018, her second project One Million People and Me premiered at Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen. In 2019 she made the documentary performance What Lies Beneath. In the same year, she also began extensive field research in youth care in preparation for her latest production Life & Times, which will premiere in 2022.