Jack philp
Born in South East England and based in Cardiff, Jack works nationally and internationally as a choreographer, movement director and freelance dance artist. Centred around a hybrid of forms, his work focusses on the meeting point between dance and academia, fusing choreography with science, research and digital technology. Jack has created commissioned work for several companies and universities as well as developed and toured productions as the artistic director of Jack Philp Dance. Jack holds an associateship with numerous academic departments across the UK and has an ongoing relationship with National Dance Company Wales, for whom he worked as an interim rehearsal director in 2022.



Jack has extensive experience teaching across a range of ages and abilities and has worked as a mentor for individuals 1-to-1. Jack has worked as a guest lecturer, taught professional class and delivered workshop activity for GCSE, A-Level and Degree level dance, as well as leading youth companies and class for the community.
Ballet Cymru
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Kingston University
Trinity Laban
English National Ballet Youth Co
Cecchetti Associates at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance
Dance Woking
Zambesi Youth Dance Company
Rubicon Dance
National Dance Company Wales
University of Wales Trinity Saint David


Jack has worked as a performer for a number of choreographers as well as shadowed and supported companies and artists throughout the creation process.
Matthias Sperling
Anna Williams
Temujin Gill
Wayne McGregor
Gary Lambert
Fred Gehrig
Henri Oguike
Rafael Bonachela
Ben Wright
Caroline Finn


Director & Choreographer: Anima (2013) Jack Philp Dance, UK
Commissioned Choreograher: Herz (2014) Surrey Arts, UK
Director & Choreographer: OF4 (2014) Jack Philp Dance, UK
Director & Choreographer: Asymptote (2014 & 2015) Jack Philp Dance, UK
Resident Artist: Performers Cognition Lab Residency (2015) La Fabrique Autonome Des Acteurs, France
Commissioned Choreographer: Symbiotic (2017) Dance Blast, UK
Commissioned Choreographer: signal.RUSH (2017) Roehampton University, UK
Commissioned Choreographer: Parabola (2017) Ballet Cymru 2, UK
Commissioned Choreographer: Richte (2017) Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, UK
Commissioned Choreographer: Cymatic Forms (2018) Zambesi Dance Company, UK
Commissioned Choreographer: Axon (2018) Rubicon Dance, UK
Artistic Director & Choreographer: TEST | CAPTURE Tour (2018 – 2019) Jack Philp Dance, UK
Commissioned Choreographer: Oscillo (2018) NEWDance, UK
Resident Artist: NDCWales Residency Programme (2019) National Dance Company Wales, UK
Commissioned Choreographer: Ex Situ (2019) Ballet Cymru 2, UK
Resident Artist: Laboratori Residency (2019) Groundwork Pro & National Dance Company Wales, UK
Commissioned Choreographer: Anthracite (2020) Ballet Cymru 2, UK
Commissioned Choreographer: Undergrowth (2020) Festival Stoke, UK
Artistic Director & Choreographer: Scatter (2020) Jack Philp Dance, UK
Commissioned Choreographer: Mix Tape (2021) University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK
Artistic Director & Choreographer: Opto Nano Live + Digital Tour (2021 – 2022) Jack Philp Dance, UK
Images: Hannah Bracher-Smith
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