Fiona du Plooy
Fiona du Plooy
- February 6, 2019
- Posted by: Retha vS
Fiona du Plooy is a Choreographer and Movement Director whose evocative visual style, comprehensive movement vocabulary and extensive knowledge of ballet and contemporary dance has been seen in work created for both Stage and Screen.
Trained at UCT School of Drama, and with an Advanced Ballet Diploma and a National Pilates Certification, she is ideally positioned to work with actors, singers, performers, and dancers, as well as those with two left feet.
Choreographic highlights include creating a water Ballet for Nicola Hanekom ‘s Award winning Betesda, whipping Not the Midnight Mass into chorus line shape, Infecting the City with Art, co-creating the movement landscape for Lara Bye‘s one man tour de force performance Vaslav, and braving the outdoors at KKNK‘s site specific Land Van Skedels.
Fiona also took on the role of Repititeur under choreographer Jay Pather in the internationally acclaimed touring production of Janni Younge ‘s The Firebird in 2016.
International feature films include the upcoming release Tomb Raider, The Giver, The Price Of Sugar, and Strange New Things, and over 35 local / international ads including the iconic ICE ICE BABY campaign, featuring Vanilla Ice, for Castle Lite.
Winner of a Fleur De Cap Award for Best Performance in a Cabaret in 2009 for Angels On Horseback, she is currently restaging and touring with a follow up show, Angels On Horseback: RELOADED, this time in the Director seat.
Having taught Movement for Undergrads at UCT ‘s Drama School for several years, she is co – creator of a pioneering Musical Theatre course at UCT ‘s School of Dance in 2016/17, as well as running her own Pilates Studio, Bodies in Balance, in Cape Town‘s Southern Suburbs, where she focuses on rehab, movement and Joy.