Boris Van der Avoort was born in Belgium in 1967. He studied photography at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels de la Cambre (1992) and at I.N.S.A.S (the Institut National des Arts du Spectacle), graduating in film editing in 1995. He has been showing his photographic work at individual and group exhibitions in Belgium and abroad since 1990. He also made and produced several films and video installations. Boris Van der Avoort has worked as a film editor on several dance films including 'Tippeke', 'Deep in the Wood' and 'Counter Phrases' by Thierry De Mey.