Our Professionals

Management Team

Alison Kloppers

Artistic Director

Alison was a professional ballet dancer with Cape Town City Ballet for 8 years. As a member of the Corps de Ballet, Soloist and select Principal roles, Alison performed in a repertoire of classical and company productions. Following her professional career, Alison yearned for an avenue that would allow her to express her love of dance and music without the strictures of classical ballet. Alison trained in a range of group fitness models where Zumba® stood out as the most enjoyable outlet. In 2015, Alison discovered BalletRIP. BalletRIP represented a dynamic and contemporary way of viewing ballet as a distinct new fitness paradigm. With her vast experience and expertise, Alison is now able to help others connect and reconnect with ballet and show others to how to benefit from the extraordinary effects of ballet conditioning.

Matthew Dove

Company Director

A trained Sniper and Rehabilitation Specialist in the British Army, Matthew first noticed the potential of BalletRIP as a powerful fitness product when appointed as Manager of Velocity Sports Lab in Hilton, Kwazulu Natal. Members flocked to the classes and kept coming back. Matthew approached BalletRIP to roll-out the concept of BalletRIP nationally and internationally. Together, they formed a Registered Company and have created a formidable team with a clear focus for the future of BalletRIP®.

Erin Tracey

Marketing Director

Erin began her dance career with Ballet in Cape Town before relocating to Sydney, Australia to continue dancing. She changed styles on being introduced to Irish Dance! Erin continued to pursue RAD, Cecchetti Ballet and Contemporary styles through-out her career to continue building her knowledge in dance. On returning to South Africa, Erin went on to study Event Management and opened up Tracey Academy of Irish Dance in Hilton, KZN. Having met BalletRIP through the Irish Dance community, she took to the BalletRIP concept and could not let go of it! Erin joins BalletRIP at every instructor course acting as an assistant to her and the future BalletRIP instructors. Erin manages the daily operations and administration of the BalletRIP Society, including BalletRIP marketing and working with the brand developers to continue growing BalletRIP as a brand and fitness model.

For further information about Certfified BalletRIP Instructors in your area, please contact erin@balletrip.com.