Tonya Koenderman – Cabaret Performer the outstandingly talented cabaret artist Tonya Koenderman was with the Doowah Girls since its inception at the end of 1990. Other cabarets under her belt are We 3 with Gordon Mulholland and Paul Andrews, as well as the Cape Town hits Juke is King, Jive to the Juke and Wurlitzer.
She performed in the look-alike, sound-alike show at The Carousel called Stars in your Eyes.
Tonya has worked extensively for Sun International in extravaganzas such as Jump, Shout, Bop and Boogie and later starred in Skin Tight and Ooh la lah, both devised and directed by Brian Bester.
Tonya had the honour of being the only local artist to star in the Sun City sensation, Beyond Belief, which ran for 16 months at the Sun City Extravaganza.
Tonya has worked at Ceaser’s Casino as the guest artist in the dance extravaganza Dazzle as well as Celebrate! Directed by Billy Hogg and Amber Baty. Book through Speakers Inc
She performed at MonteCasino in a duo with Anne-Marie Clulow, entitled All of Woman.
Her solo cabarets include the hits Tonya Unwrapped, Makin Whoopee, Liza with a T, Age of Aquarius and Divas to a T.
Tonya has done corporate work for Standard Bank, Nedbank, VW, Gilette, Appletizer, Coca-Cola and SA Breweries to name a few.
She has worked extensively overseas, most recently in the Seychelles. Follow SI on Twitter
Tonya had the great honour of being the only local artist to star in the Sun City sensation, Beyond Belief, which ran for 16 months at the Sun City Extravaganza In which again she impersonated the legendary Liza Minnelli.
In 2007, Tonya Koenderman – Cabaret Performer co-directed and starred in Convent Girls with fellow performer and friend,Lisa Bobbert, which was nominated for three Durban Mercury awards: Best Production, Best Direction, and Best lead Actress (for which both Lisa and Tonya were nominated).
Most recently, Tonya has been very much in the corporate function scene, performing for the likes of Investec, Standard Bank, Nedbank, Appletizer, Gillette, S.A. Breweries, Avis, Adcock Ingram,World Travel, VWV, Absa, Discovery, Virgin Active, to name but a few.
Apart from dazzling Saudi Arabian “royalty”, he has performed in countries such as Australia, Italy, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco, to name but a few. Critics have hailed her as “a pint sized dynamo”, and “spellbinding”.