Fiona Jopp – Dance and Multi Artform Performance Projects

Fiona Jopp

Fiona Jopp’s previous Sunshine Coast produced projects include:

Aftereffect, a story of love and lossIn collaboration with Tobias Merz composing, arranging and performing the music.

In Process 2022 – a distillation and deconstruction of the human form in collaboration with figurative artist David Bongiorno. Described as something you would see in New York or Edinburgh festival, In Process 2022 by Fiona and David was inspired by deconstructing the human form and the self, performed at The Maleny Community Centre using the large floor space as both performance and audience arena.

In Process Form and Function 2023, in collaboration with David Bongiorno and composer and singer Tobias Merz is an evolution introducing original music, live singing, a larger venue and newly developed approaches to mark making and a new improvised dance score that have developed as a response to the premiere.

As well as driving the pursuit of creative excellence, In Process as a concept gives the Sunshine Coast access to exceptional local artists who have spent a lifetime honing their skills and presenting their work internationally to critical acclaim. Performances of this calibre are rarely seen outside cities and festivals. It is even rarer to see creatives who have made their home in a regional area performing locally.

A tax deductible donation to Fiona supports the rehearsal and production of her current and upcoming performance projects. It is a contribution to her proven quality of work and the cultural landscape of the Sunshine Coast.


Fiona Jopp

Fiona has danced extensively in both Australia and internationally across many disciplines. She performed in Disney’s The Lion King for seasons in Sydney, Melbourne and Shanghai and the role of Anybodys in Pimlico Opera’s production of West Side Story in London.

As a contemporary dancer she has performed and toured with Michael Clark Company, Bonachela Dance Company, Emanuel Gat Dance, Javier de Frutos and Lucas Jervies. During her time with Sydney Dance Company she performed works by Rafael Bonachela, Jacopo Godani, Gideon Obarzanek, Andonis Foniadakis, Lee Serle, Cass Mortimer Eipper and Gabrielle Nankivell. As a Sydney Dance Company associate artist Fiona danced in award winning Nude Live for Sydney Dance Company, Art Gallery of NSW and Sydney Festival choreographed by Rafael Bonachela and was performer and rehearsal director for Anthony Hamilton’s Crazy Times.

Fiona has also staged works by Rafael Bonachela on Sydney Dance Company, George Mason University in Virginia USA, Sydney Dance Company’s Pre Professional Year and set a duet by Emanuel Gat on the Czech National Ballet.

Fiona has also appeared in Madonna’s Filth and Wisdom, Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, Marc Forster’s World War Z, in PUMA advertising and in music videos for Calvin Harris, M.I.A and De Saint. She created her first work, so much, doesn’t matter for Sydney Dance Company and Carriageworks’ New Breed 2015 season and has continued to pursue a choreographic career making short works and choreographic explorations independently.

Now based on the Sunshine Coast, Fiona is enjoying connecting and collaborating with local artists and makers. She has modeled and choreographed for David Bongiorno’s Australian Wearable Art Festival pieces and collaborated with him to create In Process, a multi disciplinary performance event. She performed in Courtney Scheu and Itamar Freed’s Sand at the Horizon Festival and LJ Project’s Poetical Inhabitants by Melissa Langham. Fiona looks forward to joining the creative team at Musical Theatre Australia on A Girls Guide to World War. She and regular collaborator Tobias Merz will premiere their new work, Aftereffect in September.