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, and across Genres.
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, and brings a significant conceptual and narrative flair to any project.
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.
International features include the upcoming BBC America series The Watch, based on the Terry Prachett fantasy novel, Tomb Raider, The Giver, The Price Of Sugar, and Strange New Things. She has designed choreography for over 45 local/international ads, including the iconic ICE ICE BABY campaign, featuring Vanilla Ice for Castle Lite, which started her commercial career in 2009.
Winner of a Fleur De Cap Award for Best Performance in a Cabaret in 2009 for Angels On Horseback, she has taught Movement from AMAC and CAP to UCT ‘s Drama School, co-created a pioneering Musical Theatre course at UCT ‘s School of Dance in 2016/17, and currently coaches Movement for Actors at ACT Cape Town.
She is an adept Repetiteur, Project Manager and Director.
For the past 15 years, she has owned and operated Bodies in Balance Pilates Studio in Constantia, where she focuses on rehabilitation and Pilates movement for groups and Individuals.