Jack: Jack trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and works as a freelance dance artist, choreographer and teacher. He has performed work by choreographers including Matthias Sperling, Anna Williams and Wayne McGregor as well as shadowed different artists and companies, both nationally and internationally, including Henri Oguike, Scottish Dance Theatre, Rafael Bonachela and Sydney Dance Company.
Jack has taught regular class and workshops for a range of companies including Ballet Cymru, English National Ballet Youth Co, Cecchetti Associates at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Kingston University, Trinity Laban, Rubicon Dance as well as working as a dance ambassador and outreach teacher for National Dance Company Wales.
Jack has previously been supported by both Arts Council England and Arts Council of Wales for two works created with his collective, founded in 2014. He has gone on to share choreography at national venues around the UK with work also being created for companies including Monmouthshire Youth Dance Company, University of Roehampton, Rubicon Dance and Ballet West.
His classes place a focus of physicality, moving dynamically and energetically through space, whilst supporting an understanding of how to drive against sound. Working with a range of ages and in a broad range of areas, class will be open, fun and explorative for individuals to investigate movement in a safe and welcoming environment.
Ardour Academy is A not for profit organisation, Connecting people through the Arts. They are based in the capital city of Wales. In the heart of Cardiff on Wellfield Road.Jack Philip: Bridging Artistry and Education through Dance
Jack Philip, a versatile and accomplished dance artist, choreographer, and teacher, stands as a prominent figure at the intersection of artistry and education. His journey from training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance to becoming a freelance dance artist has been marked by a commitment to nurturing talent and fostering artistic exploration.
Jack’s formal training at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance laid the foundation for his multifaceted career. Equipped with the knowledge and skills gained from this esteemed institution, he embarked on a path that led him to perform works by acclaimed choreographers such as Matthias Sperling, Anna Williams, and Wayne McGregor. His versatility as a dancer and performer is exemplified by his ability to adapt to the diverse styles and creative visions of these choreographers.
Beyond performing, Jack has ventured into the realm of choreography and teaching. His dedication to these aspects of dance is evidenced by the breadth of his experience. He has not only shadowed various artists and companies nationally but also internationally, including prominent names like Henri Oguike, Scottish Dance Theatre, Rafael Bonachela, and Sydney Dance Company. This exposure to different dance cultures and styles has enriched Jack’s creative palette, making him a dynamic choreographer and teacher.
Jack’s teaching portfolio is as diverse as his performance background. He has conducted regular classes and workshops for a wide range of companies and institutions, including Ballet Cymru, English National Ballet Youth Co, Cecchetti Associates at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Kingston University, Trinity Laban, and Rubicon Dance. His role as a dance ambassador and outreach teacher for National Dance Company Wales highlights his commitment to making dance accessible and inclusive.
Notably, Jack’s choreographic endeavors have received recognition and support from Arts Council England and Arts Council of Wales. This support allowed him to create and share innovative works with his collective, founded in 2014. His choreography has graced national venues across the UK, and his creations have been embraced by various dance companies, including Monmouthshire Youth Dance Company, University of Roehampton, Rubicon Dance, and Ballet West.
What distinguishes Jack’s teaching approach is his emphasis on physicality and dynamic movement. His classes are characterized by energetic exploration of space and a deep connection between movement and sound. Jack’s teaching philosophy centers on providing a safe and welcoming environment for individuals to investigate and embrace movement as a form of artistic expression.
In conclusion, Jack Philip is a remarkable figure in the world of dance, seamlessly bridging his roles as a performer, choreographer, and teacher. His journey from training at Trinity Laban to his extensive international experience and recognition as a choreographer underscores his dedication to the art form.
Jack’s commitment to nurturing emerging talent and fostering a love for dance in students of all ages exemplifies the transformative power of artistry and education in the realm of dance. His impact on the dance community is a testament to the boundless possibilities that arise when artistry and education converge with passion and dedication.