Phil began at The Coreen Bailey School of Dance in his hometown of Witney, Oxfordshire before training at Laine Theatre Arts. He graduated with teaching qualifications from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance.
Choreography credits include: Associate Choreographer on WE WILL ROCK YOU for the original Brazilian and Danish productions and the production for Royal Caribbean International. Associate Choreographer on Ragtime at the Landor Theatre, Clapham.
Phil is currently teaching for Stageworks Studios in Bedfordshire, BASE Dance Studios, and CBS Dance. Previous teaching credits include Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Guildford School of Acting, London Studio Centre, Momentum Performing Arts Agency, The Centre Performing Arts and Pineapple Dance Studios.
Performance credits include: Dance Captain / Swing in WE WILL ROCK YOU at the Dominion Theatre, London. Carbucketty / Mr. Mistoffelees / Coricopat / Skimbleshanks in two UK and International tours of CATS. Swing / Eugene / Sonny in GREASE at the Piccadilly Theatre, London. Ensemble in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST UK tour. Swing in the original London cast of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at the London Palladium. Phil was also featured in the ‘Making of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ and the Original London Cast Recording.
Musical Theatre Dance Class Description
A fun and lively Musical Theatre Jazz class. We start with a technical warm-up to prepare the body. This includes joint mobilization, plies, tendus, adage, stretching, floor work, and abdominal strengthening. We then move across the floor with kicks, turns, and leaps. The final part of the class is dedicated to learning and dancing the combination. This is usually a track from a musical or inspired by musical theatre techniques. All levels are welcome. This is a very safe class for people who would like to extend their dance knowledge in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Beginner’s Ballet Class Description
An open class for people who are interested in starting ballet. Also great for people wanting to improve their technique in a supportive environment. We begin with exercises at the barre to strengthen and warm up the body concentrating on the correct execution and thought behind each exercise. We then move into the centre to work on exercises for balance working towards turning and jumping. We finish class with a slow stretch to refresh the body and mind. I always encourage a fun, no pressure, ‘give it a go’ environment!
Wear clothes that you feel comfortable in and allow you to move freely. You can wear either ballet or jazz shoes.