Project Description


Nadine Buys is a contemporary dance artist known for her feisty energy evident in her dynamic performance.

Her dance training commenced from a young age with ballet, Spanish, Jazz, African and Modern. She continued her training at the National School of Arts where she began to focus on jazz and contemporary dance as well as choreography. Later, at the University of Cape Town, she completed a Bachelor of Music Degree in Dance, narrowing her focus to contemporary dance and choreography.

Whilst at the University, her choreographic focus led her to create works showcased at the Baxter Dance Festival in 2012, 2013, 2016 as well as create work for collaborative productions and visual art installations.

She has worked and performed with renowned South African dance companies like iKapa Dance Theatre and Darkroom Contemporary and with many esteemed corporate choreographers namely Debbie Rakusin, Paul Modjadji, Somizi and Natalie Fisher.

She has toured extensively over the past three years with South African choreographer Dada Masilo performing in both her works Swan Lake and Carmen and has performed in France, England, Italy, Germany, Greece, Russia, Luxembourg, Finland, Belgium, Georgia and Switzerland. This year the company travelled to North America to perform in New York and Canada and have been nominated for a Bessie Award for Swan Lake.

Buys continues to freelance in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. She teaches, works in television and performs for big corporate productions. She intends to continue with theatre performance and production, creating her own works as well as collaborating with a range of artists.


Height: 1.55m     Waist: 70cm      Hips: 96cm      Shoe: 5      Hair: Brown      Eyes: Brown