Philip gained a scholarship to Performers College in Essex to study dance and musical theatre under the direction of Brian Rogers. He graduated in 2007 with a National Diploma in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. During his studies he also gained his I.S.T.D. teaching qualifications in modern and tap. As well as gaining his PTLLS teaching qualifications.
Choreography credits:,'CLOSER TO HEAVEN' the Pet Shop Boys musical Union Theatre, London, 'Miracle on 34th Street' UK Tour & Madinat theatre, Dubai, 'ROCK CITY' for Celebrity Cruises, ‘One Man Two Guvnors’ Theatre Royal Windsor. ’Six-Five Rock n Roll Express’ Assembly Hall Theatre. From The X-Factor The Decibellas as guest entertainment for various cruise lines, ‘A Christmas Cracker’ UK Tour, 'Ahmal & The Night Visitors' London, ‘Dancing Queen’ for Really Big Pants Productions, 'MAC Make-up Rocky Horror, STAR TREK & The Nutcracker’make-up launch ‘Ivor Novello and the Great British Musical’ St James's Theatre, London. 'Libero' football magazine shoot. 'Wish Upon A Prince' London ‘One Twenty One Guns’, Bridewell Theatre, London. ‘Sweet Charity’, Sadler's Wells, London. UK premier of ‘My Son Pinocchio, Geppetto's Musical Tale’, music written by Stephen Scwartz. ‘An Evening with David Hasselhoff’, indigO2. ‘Aladdin’, Milton Keynes Theatre and Bristol Hippodrome 'Cinderella' Bristol Hippodrome & Aylesbury Waterside Theatre for First Family Entertainment. ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’ Lighthouse theatre, Kettering, Grand Pavillion, Porthcawl, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Gordon Craig Theatre, Wedding of Eamon Holmes and Ruth Langsford for Hello! Magazine. ‘Celtic Journey’, New York City dance section.
Film and Television credits: ‘StageyLive’ for Essex TV, Lead male dancer ‘The song of life’ for Leftfield. Featured artist for X-Factor's Aiden Grimshaw's debut music video ‘All This Love’. Dancer in ‘Gulliver’s Travel’ Dancer in 'Walking On Sunshine'. Click track dancer for John Turturo in ‘Nutcracker - The Untold Story’. Dance captain MTV ‘Living On The Edge’. ‘Top of the Pops’ as a backing dancer for Inaya Day and GMTV ‘100th Anniversary for the British Heart Foundation’. Featured dancer for Bollywood film ‘Veer’.
Theatre credits: Played the Male diction teacher, sound engineer & Assistant choreographer in’ Singin’ In The Rain’, Ensemble in 'FAME The Musical' 'Fender' in Hairspray the musical , ‘42nd St Gala’ at the London Palladium. Dr Coppelius ‘Coppelia’, Widow Simone ‘La Fille Mal Gardee’, St Margarets Festival Ballet, ‘Aladdin’ at the Liverpool Empire, New Wimbledon Theatre. ‘Celtic Journey Dance Sensation’ at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley, ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ at the London Cruise Terminal, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ playing the role of narrator/dance captain and ‘Live at the Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury Theatre, London. Philip has also appeared as a dancer at the ‘Daisy Ball’ and the ‘Candy Ball’ at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Judge: Janet Cram Awards Modern Dance Final, Shaw Theatre, London.
Evolution College choreographic competition.
Philip teaches dance at a number of musical theatre performing arts colleges across London. He also guest teaches numerous guest celebrities from the show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and ‘Dancing with The Stars’. Also taught and choreographed for many celebrities including Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff, Paul O'Grady, Ruby Wax, Anita Dobson, Russell Grant, Bradley Walsh, Brian Blessed to name but a few. For more information see: http://www.philip-joel.me.uk