Dr. Èmil Haarhoff

Dr. Èmil Haarhoff - South Africa - Pretoria
Dr. Èmil Haarhoff - South Africa - Pretoria

Dr. Èmil Haarhoff is a freelance actor, director, choreographer andpart-time lecturer. He trained as an Intimacy Practitioner through Intimacy Directors International (IDI) in the USA and is certified as an Intimacy Coordinator through Intimacy Coordinators and Directors (IDC). He has a specific interest in choreography and design, bodyminded (whole-body) consent and creating strategies to ensure the safety of minors during intimacy on stage and screen.

He completed his Ph.D. in Drama through the University of Pretoria, devising strategies to facilitate subjective actor discomforts, traumas and apprehensions during performance. He also completed his Master's Degree in Musical Theatre through the Tshwane University of Technology, with specific focus on skills-based Dramatic Arts training in secondary education. Èmil is currently completing his Laban Certification in Movement Analysis (CMA) through LIMS NY.

IC credits include Netflix shows such as Savage Beauty and Night Shift, feature films such as Daryn's Gym and Blurred Lines and telenovelas such as The Estate, Lingashoni and Troukoors. He also has a vibrant career as an actor and creative, including international touring productions and work featured on some of the biggest festival and theatre stages around South Africa.


Èmil is one of the founding members of, Intimacy Practitioners South Africa, who have been instrumental in creating the Protocols for Intimate Content in TV, Film and Associated Media - South Africa