Taking her first ballet steps at the age of three, Philippa has had a lifelong passion for dance. A professional performer and teacher, her background includes classical dance, fire performance, circus skills, and performance arts. For over a decade she has specialised in American Tribal Style® belly dance, travelling worldwide to train extensively with Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman, the creator of ATS®, and many other master teachers. ATS® certified since 2007 and a FatChanceBellyDance® Sister Studio since 2008, Philippa feels privileged to have been invited to be a Sister Studio Continuing Education Instructor; and she strives to remain true to this dance form whilst sharing the knowledge and passion that she has for it.
Based in London, Philippa is well known for her encouraging and informative approach to teaching and her elegant dance style, regularly teaching and performing both locally and internationally. She feels honoured to have shared the stage with many amazing dancers and musicians, to have performed with Carolena, Megha and members of FCBD®, and to have co-taught the General Skills Intensive with Carolena on several occasions since 2011.
In addition to directing Moirai Tribal belly dance troupe, Philippa is an integral part of the FireWater Collective which organises Tribal events in London, and a member of the International ATS® Sisters Collective and Ter’zíMoirai.