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Fiona Jopp

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Fiona Jopp, born on the Gold Coast, began her training at The Gold Coast City Ballet with Dawn and Joy Ransley. She travelled to Europe and studied at the Palucca Schule in Dresden and the Royal Consertavtorium in The Hague where she worked with Arlette van Boven and danced works by Jiri Kylian and Nils Christe. In 2006, Fiona performed the roles of the Cheetah and Sarafina in the Australian production of The Lion King for seasons in Sydney, Melboune and Shanghai.

In 2007, Fiona joined Michael Clark Company for the final installment of the Stravinsky Project in the Barbican Centre in London and in Mmm… on tour in the UK, Europe, New York and Seoul. She has appeared in Madonna’s Filth and Wisdom, Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, Marc Forster’s World War Z, PUMA advertising and in music videos for Calvin Harris and M.I.A.

In 2009, Fiona performed the role of Anybodys in Pimlico Opera’s production of West Side Story in Wandsworth Prison, London. Also that year she began working with Rafael Bonachela and performed in the world premiere of The Land of Yes & The Land of No with Bonachela Dance Company on a European tour. In 2010 she joined Sydney Dance Company for the tour of we unfold around Australia and to the Biennale di danza in Venice. She also performed in Emanuel Gat’s Satisfying Musical Moments with the Company.

In 2011-2012, Fiona returned to Europe to work with Emanuel Gat Dance in Brilliant Corners premiering at the biennale di Venezia and touring extensively throughout Europe, to London’s Sadlers Wells and to the American Dance Festival in Durham. Also during this time she performed in The Most Incredible Thing by Javier de Frutos and The Pet Shop Boys at Sadlers Wells. Fiona also returned to Michael Clark Company to perform th in the Turbine Hall of London’s Tate Modern and to tour Come, Been and Gone to Europe and Japan. She performed The Outsiders for Sydney Dance Company for the 2012 City of London Festival and worked with Cameron McMillan on his duet Gravita premiering at Dance East in Ipswich, UK.

Now returned to Australia, Fiona rejoined Sydney Dance Company in May 2013 and has performed in 2 One Another, Project Rameau and Les Illuminations. Fiona was also a part of the acclaimed international tour of 2 One Another to North America, South America and Russia.

In 2014, Fiona will be part of the triple bill Interplay, featuring choreography by Rafael Bonachela, Jacopo Godani and Gideon Obarzanek. Interplay will premiere at Sydney Theatre (15 March – 5 April) followed by Canberra Theatre Centre (10-12 April) and Southbank Theatre, Melbourne (30 April – 10 May).