Photo credit @allisonfoat

Photo credit @allisonfoat

Fiona du Plooy is a Choreographer and Movement Director whose evocative visual style, comprehensive movement vocabulary and extensive knowledge of ballet and contemporary dance have been seen in work created for both Stage and Screen and across various 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, creative 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 the landscape for Lara Bye‘s one-man tour de force performance Vaslav, braving the outdoors at KKNK ‘S site specific Land Van Skedels, and movement direction of Cape Town Opera‘s critically acclaimed 2022 production of Le Nozzo di Figaro and 2023 ‘s celebrated Tosca.

International Filmwork include the highly anticipated series The Power, BBC America series The Watch, based on the Terry Pratchett fantasy novel, Tomb Raider, The Giver, The Price Of Sugar, and Strange New Things. She has designed choreography for over 47 local/international ads, including the iconic ICE ICE BABY campaign, featuring Vanilla Ice for Castle Lite, which ignited her commercial choreography 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 for Actors from AMAC and CAP to UCT ‘s Drama School and ACTCapetown, and co – created a pioneering Musical Theatre course at UCT ‘s School of Dance in 2016/17.

For the past 19 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.