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.
Graded Ballet 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.
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 Head Girl!
Deputy Head Girl
Arabella is 16 and has been a member of Pips since 2020. She has been dancing since age 6 and now alongside her A levels, she loves performing on stage and taking classes at Pips. Since joining Pips Arabella has been able to improve her dance skills, gain confidence and make great friends which is why she is honoured to be Deputy Head Girl
Zoe is 14 and started dancing with Pips in March 2020 on zoom. She currently takes classes in tap, gcse dance, 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 thrilled to be an Ambassador for Pips and bring her ideas to the committee.
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.
My name is Cassie and I've been dancing since I was 4 years old. I am so grateful to be part of the Pips committee this year. My favourite styles of dance are Contemporary, Jazz and Acro and I am excited to bring my ideas to the team. I also have a little sister who will be dancing with Pips and I can't wait to be dancing/teaching her.
Emily trained at Performers College and since 2016 has performed extensively within musical theatre. Her credits include: Dance Captain ‘Cinderella’, ‘Beauty & The Beast (UK Productions), Dance Captain ‘Hairspray’ Regional Production (The Gaiety, Portsmouth); One More Time (Piccadilly Theatre); Big When I was Little - Eliza Doolittle (Music Video); Trolls Live (Universal), West Side Story (Vivo D’arte); Rent (Vivo D'Arte); Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (UK Productions); Peter Pan (UK Productions).
Emily is a qualified ISTD Teacher in Ballet & Modern and teaches a vast amount in schools and colleges across Bucks, Beds, London. Emily also choreographs stage experiences and musicals and is really looking forward to being part of the team at Pips!
Victoria trained at The Urdang Academy, gaining a Professional Musical Theatre Diploma.
She was also a part of ‘Ombrascura’ Dance Company and was an adjudicator at the
Spotlight Dance Competitions in Brighton. Her credits include: various Music videos, dancer in the Streetdance movie, dancer at the 'Move it' dance exhibition and lead dancer in The Michael Jackson Tribute Show ‘Jackson Live' Tour. Victoria is an Acrobatic Arts Certified Level 2 Teacher and specialises in Acrobatics and Jazz dance technique. She has over 16years teaching experience.
She founded Passion Dance Academy in 2006, and had many successes with the School. Including; 1st Place in Starpower and 1st Place in the Dance Challenge London Finals. Passion performed two large scale productions at the Beck Theatre. Passion Dance Academy have had many successes at dance festivals including; cup winners for Groups, Musicality, most entertaining and highest marks, including pupils winning a summer school scholarship at the Arts Educational School. It has always been Victoria’s dream to spread a passion of dance amongst young people. Victoria has had past students accepted and trained at both The Urdang Academy & Laine Theatre Arts, including one with a full Dada scholarship. Victoria closed the dance school at the end of 2018 to have her daughter and is now the director of her own company; Zig Zag Acrobatic Academy. She is thrilled to be teaching at Pips Dance Academy!