Meet the Team
Fully qualified, first aid, insurance,DBS
Each year our students are able to apply to become ambassadors and head students at Pips. If their application is accepted they represent the school at events, hold charity fundraisers, assist lessons and run our buddy and well-being schemes. In the last year we have raised money for Brain Tumour Research, Liberty's Legacy and icandance.
BA (Hons), MA, AIDTA, QTS, ANATD.
Other qualifications- Progressing Ballet Technique, Konga- The Jungle Body, Mental Health Champion, Anatomy + Physiology of Childhood Development, Fascia Release Therapy, Psychological First Aid, Children's Yoga Teacher.
Principal, Dance Teacher
Pippa started dancing at the age of 5 in many dance styles. After years of classes, exams and performances, Pippa opted for GCSE and A-level Dance and went on to study a degree in Dance Practice and Performance in Wolverhampton. Whilst at University, Pippa began working as a Dance coach and taught in many schools. She also continued classes and took her IDTA Dance Teaching qualification gaining 98%! During Pippa's third year at University, she worked as a Dance teacher at a secondary school in Harrow and started teaching in the private sector. Pippa graduated in 2010 and was then successful in gaining a place to complete her Graduate Teacher Programme in West Berkshire, which she gained 'Outstanding' and Qualified Teacher Status in 2011. Pippa then went on to teach in various secondary schools as a Dance and Drama teacher and then Head of Dance and then started her current role as Head of Creative Arts in Barnet in 2016. Whilst teaching Pippa has also completed her Excellent Teachers' Course and gained a Masters in Education in 2014. Over the years, Pippa has formed many partnerships including The Royal Ballet School, English National Ballet and Royal Academy of Dance to name a few. Pippa is proud of her students who have gone on to study Dance at University or Dance College. She also values the importance that dance has on mental health and takes part in regular training in this area.
Pippa has always continued performing and choreographing locally alongside her career and also taught GCSE Dance privately for many years. She is passionate about CPD and you can normally find her training for something! It has always been Pippa's dream to start a Dance school and she is very excited about the future of Pips!
Principal, Dance Teacher
After many years of dancing, Scott completed his professional training at Phil Winston's Theatreworks in Blackpool. Since 2010 he has worked extensively in the commercial dance and theatre industry, working with many artists and creatives including Rihanna and Take That to global brands like Lynx and Coca Cola.
Theatre and Live show credits include: Anton and Erin's U.K tours (2014 -2018), Rip It Up ( U.K. Tours 2017 and 2018), Remembering Fred (U.K. Tours 2017 and 2018), Simply Gershwin (U.K. Tour), Olympic and Paralympic Closing Ceremonies, Dance Nation (U.K. Tour).
Recent TV and Film Credits include: Men In Black 4 (Release in 2019), Festival of Remembrance 2017 (BBC), Peter Kay's Car Share (BBC), Walking On Sunshine (Vertigo Films), The Voice of Ireland series 1 and 2 (RTE).
Commercial Shoots include: Just Dance Live 2018, Lynx Cool Campaign, Burberry Christmas Advert 2016.
As associate choreographer Scott has recently worked with Anton Du Beke on his show 'Putting on the Glitz ' for Peel Productions, Natalie Lowe's 'Dreamlover' for P&O and for Anton and Erin's 10th Anniversary tour 'Broadway to Hollywood'. Other projects include Paralympic Torch Relay tour (choreographer), Jingle Bell Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall 2015-2017 (Assistant choreographer), 'Elysium' and 'Life' for Celebrity Cruises (associate choreographer) and Aladdin Pantomime at Worthing Pavilion for PHA 2018 (choreographer).
Alongside Scott's extensive performing career, he is a qualified dance teacher with IDTA and has taught widely in the professional fields as well as in many primary and secondary schools.
Ballet and Barre Physique/Pilates Teacher
Abby trained at Central School of Ballet and has since built up a varied professional career as a ballet dancer, choreographer and teacher. She founded her own studio- Studio Physique in 2019 as a culmination of her experiences as a dancer and her training in Pilates and Barre. Abby was attracted to the idea of a fitness class derived from ballet and Pilates, and so took a few classes. She quickly caught the bug and went on to qualify as an instructor and developed her own signature class, Barre Physique. Abby enjoys teaching at Pips and spreading her passion.
Delia Du Sol
Delia lives in Marlow with her husband and two children. She was born into Showbusiness with her parents performing as acrobats. She trained as a contortionist, dancer and aerial silks performer in London. She has since performed in theatre, television and corporate events both in the UK and worldwide. Her Highlights were touring with Take That, Sir Elton John, Dance group Diversity, The Royal Variety Performance and performing with her sister doing aerial acrobatics with ‘Hugh Jackman’ for the opening of The Brit Awards -‘The Greatest Showman’. Delia has been teaching acrobatics and aerial for over 20 years and is also the director of her own circus entertainment company Du Sol Productions. Delia loves teaching at Pips and inspiring the next generation.
Head of Musical Theatre, LAMDA, Singing Teacher
Tiffany Graves is best known for her many years as Velma in Chicago at London’s Adelphi and Cambridge Theatres, and as alternate lead in the acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production of Sweet Charity at Theatre Royal Haymarket.
She garnered glowing reviews as Lois/Bianca in Kiss Me Kate with Opera North and Ulla in Mel Brooks’s The Producers musical on tour. Other iconic leading roles have included Killer Queen in We Will Rock You, Marlene Dietrich in Piaf, and Sukie in The Witches of Eastwick, as well as appearing in many other renowned shows such as Sunset Boulevard, A Chorus Line, Tonight’s the Night, Godspell and Cats, and on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing on television.
Tiffany worked with Kevin Kline on his Cole Porter film De Lovely and has performed in Grange Park Opera productions of La Traviata and Anything Goes, Follies at the Royal Festival Hall, Chess and Night of 1000 Voices concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, West End Heroes with Michael Ball at the Dominion Theatre, the Royal Gala opening of Wales Millennium Centre, the NT: 50 Years on Stage extravaganza at the National Theatre, in Wonderful Town with theHalle Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder at The Lowry, and in Hey, Old Friends! the Stephen Sondheim 85th Gala celebration at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Tiffany has extensive teaching experience with all age groups and enjoys writing her own material too. She is delighted to be joining Pips Dance Academy team.
Grace grew up dancing and focused more on gymnastics until the age of 16 when she retired and became a coach. She joined Pips with her sister in September 2019 and found her passion for dance again. Pips provided extra training and a close group of new friends for her. Pips developed her dance to go along with her acting and singing training and developed her confidence whilst allowing her to express her personality. Grace is currently studying performing arts at A level and hoping to go to a drama school when she finishes year 13. Grace is honoured to be head student and can't wait to work with Pippa and Scott and her friends!
Deputy Head Girl
Maddison has been dancing since the age of 3 in all styles. She was always known as the street girl, but since joining Pips has branched in to new areas of dance. Maddison is currently studying her GCSE's alongside dancing and playing netball. Maddison loves being a part of Pips Dance Academy and is honoured to be Deputy Head Girl!
Zoe is 13 and started dancing with Pips in March 2020 on zoom. She currently takes classes in ballet, street and production, but is always willing to give new things a try. Before this she had her first experience of ballet at 2 years old. She has done many acting performances and shows and thoroughly enjoys being on the stage. Zoe is currently working towards her Duke of Edinburgh Award and is thrilled to be an Ambassador for Pips and bring her ideas to the committee.
Martha is the youngest member of the Pips Committee. She has been at PIPS since she was nine and loves it! When she started, she just did Ballet, Tap and Modern but now does Street, Acro and everything else on offer! Her favourite style is Street and she is also a fan of Musical Theatre. When she is not dancing she enjoys Art and design. Martha is very excited to be a Pips Ambassador!
Matilda was one of the original members of Pips Dance Academy and has been there throughout. She enjoys a wide range of styles from Jazz to Street. Matilda has been dancing since she was two and has loved it ever since! She started off with ballet and then was introduced to Street and Contemporary by Pippa and Scott. As well as dancing Matilda also loves to choreograph and teach dance and performs with local theatre groups. Matilda is extremely excited to be an Ambassador at Pips!
Grace feels very lucky to be a Ambassador at Pips Dance Academy.
She has been dancing since she was 2 years old and loved it since the first day. She is a kind, caring and talkative person. Grace would love to become a dancer when she grows up on stage or teach people to become great young dancers!
Elsie has been dancing at Pips Dance Academy for 2 years and was one of the original pupils. Her passion is dance and she would love to one day have a career as a dance teacher or dancer. Elsie is very excited to be an Ambassador at Pips.