Sarah Soetaert is originally from Kortrijk, a small city in Belgium. At the age of 9 she left home and went to Antwerp to pursue her dream of becoming a ballet dancer.
Sarah gained a place at the English National Ballet school in 1994 so, aged just 15, she packed her bags and moved to London. Once her training had finished she chanced upon an audition for the Musical Cats in London's West End.
Never consciously giving up ballet, a decision that would have seemed inconceivable back then, she followed a naturally unfolding path that has lead into Musical Theatre, Film, Singing and Television as well as Dance.
After Cats she did a UK tour with Carousel and then went on to play Fame in the West End. This was followed by parts in Kiss Me Kate in the West End and then Fame again and then on to Chicago the Musical. She began her first run as Roxie Hart in 2007. In 2011 Time Out reviewed the production saying "it’s Sarah Soetaert as crafty little fake-ingenue, Roxie, who steals the show". Sarah went on to become the longest running Roxie Hart in the West End returning to the role numerous times over the course of six years.
Other stage roles have included Ivy Smith in On The Town at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris, The Baroness in The Sound of Music UK Tour 2015, and Helen Burger in The Glenn Miller Story UK Tour 2015 / 2016.
Sarah's most recent screen work includes the Docudrama Small Hands at War and the Lars Von Trier film, Nymphomaniac.