Pascale De Groote is currently principal of the Artesis Plantijn University of Applied Sciences and Arts. She is also president of the Board of the Council of the Flemish University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
From 2001 to 2013 she was Dean of the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp.
She has been president of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires from 2010 to 2016, having been on the board of this association since 2006.
After studies in Civil Engineering and Dance Pedagogics, Pascale De Groote, started a career as dancer (later soloist) in Compagnie Aimé de Lignière. From the start she combined this with activities as teacher and as balletmaster and in 1997 she became co-ordinator of the Higher Institute for Dance. Meanwhile she obtained the degrees of Bachelor in Dance and Master in Theatre Sciences.
Pascale De Groote is member (or chairman) of the board of directors of numerous institutions active in arts, artistic research or art education.
She has been active in the field of Quality Assurance since 1999. She has participated in 28 expert committees for review visits for bachelor and master programmes in dance, drama, music and related subjects.