Waite, Phillipa

Philippa Waite trained as a dance teacher at the Laban Studio, Surrey.  She studied historical dance in the UK before specialising in Baroque dance in the USA, where she performed and gave lecture-demonstrations under the direction of Wendy Hilton.  She was awarded an Arts Council of Wales grant for further study of advanced theatrical dances with Wendy Hilton in California, USA.

Philippa is Artistic Director of Consort de Danse Baroque in which capacity she performs, teaches workshops and gives illustrated lecture-demonstrations on various aspects of Baroque dance throughout the UK, Europe and abroad.  The group has received project funding from the Arts Council of Wales. 

An experienced teacher of historical dance, Philippa is currently guest teacher of Period Movement and Dance at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

A skilled choreographer and period dance reconstructor, Philippa has had
her work in Baroque dance performed in The Green Show at the Annual
Oregon Shakespeare Festival (1995), as well as at a variety of venues in
the UK.  She has worked with early music groups including Florilegium,
Passacaglia and the Welsh Baroque Orchestra, and with members of the
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.  She has also produced, directed
and choreographed many Baroque masques and other period entertainments
for a variety of events and venues.