De Volder’s career started on the musical scene when he became a drummer for the boogieband Papadock’s. Later he founded Parisiana, a musical theatre group. In the eighties he joined the street theatre group Radeis and in 1987 he created the non-profit organization KIM (Kunst Is Modder). Since 1992 he was the artistic leader of the theater company TG Ceremonia in Ghent. Around this period his talents were acknowledged, and his performances attracted a greater attention.

His works were awarded several times.