Pip is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Theatre (WAAPA) and the Victorian College of the Arts (Film and Television).
Pip has over 20 years’ experience in the Australian theatre, film and television industries.
As an actor Pip is well known for his roles in the hit film ‘Strictly Ballroom’ (Wayne Burns) and the award winning TV series ‘Frontline’ (Stu). Pip’s other acting credits include ‘Blue Heelers’, ‘Good Guys Bad Guys’, ‘Halifax’ and ‘Secret Life of Us’. Pip also featured in Peter Jackson’s international hit, ‘King Kong’. On stage Pip has worked with the Melbourne Theatre Company and the Playbox Theatre.
Pip began his directing career in theatre, where his credits include Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Avenue Q (Victorian Music Theatre Guild awards nomination – Best Production, Best Director), Merrily We Roll Along, Crossing Delancy, Big Al, Yentl, La Serva Pedrona Falsettos (Victorian Music Theatre Guild awards nomination – Best Production, Best Director) Arafat in Therapy, Prick The Musical, From Phantom to Figaro, Biloxi Blues (‘Most Outstanding and Memorable Production of the Year’ nomination, Victoria Drama League), Mother and Son – National Tour (Resident Director), Fiddler on the Roof (Resident Director).
Pip has also worked in Television as a director/producer roles in a variety of television programs as well as directing the feature film ‘Josh Jarman’, which was released nationally through Hoyts Cinemas and selected for seven international film festivals.
At schools, Pip has worked as a guest director at Mount Scopus College and the King David School.
In 2008 Pip developed the Drama Time program which has now run in over 40 primary schools and kindergartens in Melbourne. 2010 saw the introduction of the Drama Time for Kinder Kids! program and the Drama Time Vacation Care Workshops. In 2012 the Drama Time Glee Club was introduced.
Pip lives in Melbourne with his wife Bindy and their four ‘little productions’ – Jasper (12), Rani (10), Coby (8) and Benji (5)
Alicia is a talented actress with a lot of experience and advice to bring to her classes. She has been a Drama Teacher at various schools around Melbourne for over 4 years and is delighted to be part of the Drama Time team. Alicia has had loads of experience as an actress with experience in Australian film, TV, short films and theatre productions, as well as studying at established drama schools including Howard Fine Acting Studio, The National Theatre Drama School and 16th Street Actors Studio. Alicia loves working with children and is passionate about helping them find their spark in drama.
Kimberley trained as a performing artist at the University of Melbourne with specialisms in opera and voice craft as well as acting and dance. She runs her own singing tuition business, has worked as a puppeteer and is currently a news reader for Vision Australia Radio. Kimberley has a wealth of experience in working with a range of children from infants to teenagers.
Kimberley is a warm and engaging teaching artist who is committed to extending the skills and knowledge acquired in nurturing and supporting the young people she works with.
Lynda is a highly dynamic teacher of performing arts, director and an accomplished performer. Lynda has a wealth of experience within a range of contexts from the theatre industry to formal educational and workshop settings.
Originally from Dublin, Lynda’s passion for the arts was cultivated from an artistic heritage in Irish film and theatre and moved to Hampshire, UK in order to train full-time in performing arts from the age of 16. There she was involved with theatre companies such as “Goggles” “Stage Fright” and “Becoming Theatre” before moving to Liverpool in 1999 to complete a BA (hons) in Drama.
Lynda has developed a freelance career in performing and workshop leading and directing. She ran a variety of youth theatres, workshops and theatre in education projects in conjunction with arts centres and theatre venues and became an associate lecturer in acting and performing arts at colleges.
She was the theatre development co-ordinator for Havant borough and performed with Bench theatre and won the News Guide award for Best Actor in 2008. In 2005 Lynda took up a full-time post as a secondary Drama and Dance teacher and gained qualified teacher status with University of Chichester. She developed a thriving and successful Drama and Dance department later as Head of Performing Arts. She has worked with a variety of international theatre companies in an educational context and developed projects to provide a range of performing arts opportunities for young people. She has directed a number of high profile musicals including The Wizard of Oz, Bugsy Malone , My Fair Lady and a range of plays.
In 2011 Lynda relocated with her husband permanently to Melbourne, Australia where she has worked with the performing arts department at Haileybury College and has been delivering Drama programs in a number of schools across Melbourne. She is a registered experienced Teacher of Drama with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and was program manager at Drama Time for 2 years. Lynda is a Speech and Drama Teacher at St Catherine’s School, Cornish College and Drama Time.
Lyndsay is a professionally trained Workshop Facilitator that has recently made the move to Australia. Working in both educational and community settings, she is passionate about collaborating with young people and enjoys devising theatre that enables children to creatively explore the world in which they live.
Inspired by contemporary art making practices her workshops provide an inclusive and fun space for participants to engage in drama and the theatre making process. Children are encouraged to observe, respond and take ownership of their ideas within the sharing experience.
Lyndsay originally trained in London and worked in Musical Theatre, studying at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She then went on to study Applied Theatre: working with Young People, at the critically acclaimed Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in partnership with the Almeida Theatre.
Lyndsay is excited to collaborate with Drama Time and looks forward to teaching this term.
Kirra is a Musical Theatre and Dance specialist who trained at Centre Stage Performing Arts School. As well as a drama teacher Kirra is also a dance teacher and worked as a dance coordinator in the USA. She is currently undertaking her Secondary Teaching Degree at Deakin University majoring in Dance and Drama. Kirra is delighted to be teaching with Drama Time to develop young people’s expressive and creative skills. She continues to perform in musicals, and continues to develop her own vocal and performance repertoire.
Romy Snow is a professional children’s entertainer with nearly 10 years of out of school drama teaching experience. Having worked on the stage and on screen previously, Romy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience into every class. Romy has a great talent for helping boost confidence and fine tune talent. Exploring drama skills and reaching new levels of fun, Romy loves to share her experiences. Romy also runs weekly baby and toddler music and movement classes and hosts birthday parties uniquely tailored for children of all ages.
Kate has worked extensively with children in performing arts both teaching and performing throughout New Zealand, Australia and Asia. Kate graduated from NASDA (National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art - Christchurch NZ) in 2008 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts before completing her studies with a Post-graduate in Dance at ED5 International (2009). Kate has been actively working in the industry since graduating; most recently performing her cabaret show “Shake it Out” at the international Melbourne Cabaret Festival.
Teaching drama is fun and inspiring for Kate, and that’s why she loves it!
Kathy graduated from The University of Ballarat Academy of Performing Arts in 1997 and has since worked professionally in the industry as an actor, singer, voice-over artist and teacher. She has worked with La Mama, Melbourne Theatre Company, Playbox Theatre, Keene – Taylor, Chapel Off Chapel, and various independent film and theatre companies. Kathy is currently doing my Masters in Teaching primary/secondary at Deakin University. She also continues to work professionally in theatre, TV, film, singing in bands and doing voice-over work. Kathy has a strong love and enthusiasm for performance.
Kathy is a dedicated and passionate actor/teacher with a flair for motivating, inspiring and supporting young people in the development of their personal and acting potential. With over 10 years’ teaching experience, she takes on creative projects with vision, respect, quality and pride.
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