A philosophy graduate, Vermeersch has worked for different theatre companies since she was young. She specialised in dance after studying traditional dance theatre forms and specific figures from the Japanese butoh, an avant-garde dance movement with which she is often associated in Flanders, but from which she is distancing herself, at least in its stereotypical form. The iconic dancers Akira Kasaki and Min Tanaka, for whom she danced in Japan and the United States, became essential to her artistic career. These collaborations allowed her to build a refined body language with infinite possibilities.