With education and dance training in Australia, the UK and New York, Philip commenced his dance career in Australia and the UK. He was employed as a Community Dance Animateur in Clwyd, Wales from 1989 - 93, where he founded his own dance company, MEN DANCING.
On returning to Australia he worked as a Dance Artist in the Albury-Wodonga region, teaching, lecturing, choreographing, performing and directing for a range of arts, educational and community groups. He also served on the Artistic Directorate for Hothouse Theatre, the NSW Ministry for the Arts Dance Committee, the Australia Council and on various regional arts and educational organisations.
He relocated to the ACT in 1999, working as Dance Development Officer with Ausdance ACT. He was also Dance Editor of MUSE magazine and Co-Coordinator of Australia’s first two Community Dance Forums.
In 2002 Philip was appointed Co-Artistic Director/Company Manager of Canberra Dance Theatre while continuing to free-lance throughout the ACT and Australia, in the school, studio, university and community sectors.
In 2010 he was appointed as Community Cultural Development Officer at Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra, and continues teaching dance to teachers, to the community, to seniors and to People with Parkinson’s – a program recently commenced in Australia. He has just returned from travels to San Francisco, New York and London investigating dance programs for People with Parkinson’s with the support of a Churchill Fellowship he was awarded in 2014.