For various years Thomas Steyaert worked with Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez and danced in Blush (2002), Sonic Boom (2003) and the reprise of Les Porteuses de Mauvaises Nouvelles (2004). He also played shortly in Puur (2006) and Spiegel (2008). From 2006 he decided to make his own work and founded Ponyhill vzw, a collective of artists active in dance, performance, music, photography, film and visual art.
Over the years he created several dance works around Europe. Thomas Steyaert was also part of a group of artists connected to the KVS (Royal Flemish Theater, BE) and Ultima Vez which organized cultural exchange programs between Belgium and the Democratic Republic of Congo (2007-2010). Since 2009 Thomas Steyaert is working with Raul Maia on an ongoing artistic process based on the development of a real-time, non-representational kinetic movement system.
Until now the research resulted in two stage performances, The Ballet of Sam Hogue and Augustus Benjamin and The Ballet of Albertina Macchiavello, Johnny McLay and Ignatz van Stereo, in many site specific performances and in several video works. Within the same context he also develops his individual approach and practise. In 2014 Thomas was invited by WASP (Working Art Space an Production) in Bucharest to create score#21 – Method of Elimination. In 2015 he was again invited by WASP and l’AGORA, Montpellier to make a new work.
The last few years Thomas became a close collaborater with Haris Pasovic from East West Theatre Company, Sarajevo. He also worked together with Nermin Hamzagic and Selma Spahic, two artists based in Sarajevo and connected to MESS international theater festival. He currently develops new work together with Colin H. van Eeckhout, leadsinger from the sludge metal band Amenra.
Thomas also teaches workshops, paints, creates soundscapes and music.