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, 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), The Book of Mormon (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 (13), Rani (11), Coby (10) and Benji (6)
Prior to joining Drama Time, Debbie worked at Telstra for over 10 years and has a background in training and development, project management and customer service. Debbie has also undertaken volunteer work as a radio announcer for Vision Australia and teaching English as a second language.
Debbie enjoys traveling, engaging with new cultures and trying different foods. She has travelled to India, where she found a passion for yoga. Recently she has taken up baking and cake decorating. Debbie is very excited to be part of the Drama Time Team and looks forward to assisting you.
Originally from Mobile, Alabama, she worked in Orlando, Florida, professionally for over 6 years where she performed with Walt Disney World (Ariel, Belle, Nemo, Alice in Wonderland), Universal Studios (Marilyn Monroe, Betty Boop), Orlando Repertory Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, and Sea World.
In 2010 Britni moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she performed Gladys in The Pajama Game for which she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination. Soon afterwards, she packed her bags again to start an exciting adventure in New York City. While in the Big Apple she performed Val in A Chorus Line and appeared in several cabaret shows across the city.
Some of her most beloved credits throughout her career to date include Born Yesterday (Billie Dawn) Crimes of the Heart (Babe), Chicago (Roxie), The Sound of Music (Maria), The Voyage of the Little Mermaid (Ariel) and Annie (Lilly).
Isabella is a lover of all things drama. Undergoing a Bachelor of Education with a special interest in Theatre, Isabella seeks to combine her love of teaching with her passion for the performing arts. She is a seasoned performer herself, having held both lead and supporting roles in productions of Cinderella, A Christmas Carol, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and The Wiz. Isabella approaches all classes with enthusiasm and positivity, and loves the way in which drama can spark joy and creativity within children.
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.
Shlomit is about to graduate from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Arts and Law, specialising in Dance and Drama. In some of her previous roles Shlomit has been a dance teacher, a gymnastics coach, a kinder assistant and is now excited to combine her love of teaching and the theatre as part of the Drama Time team.
Having worked with children for 10 years in a range of different fields, Shlomit brings a warmth and invigorated energy in to every class.