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)
Performing in many productions over the years Sandra went on to write original material on both guitar and piano. She sang professionally in Covers and Original Bands and when motherhood happened, Sandra enjoyed the informal and relaxed feel of community choral ensembles.
Along the way Sandra has studied African Dance, Jazz, Voice, First Aid (Level II) Hebrew, Italian, Alexander Technique, Tai Chi and trained as a Civil Celebrant.
Sandra is an experienced Drama Time teacher who positively engages with children of all age groups and looks forward to developing your child’s creativity in a fun, learning environment.
Nicole has been passionate about performing from a young age. The way it allows you to connect with others, express yourself, explore your creativity and truly open up is what excites her about it.
She has been involved in performance for over 10 years. This includes dance, gymnastics, theatre acting, film acting and singing. For 7 years she studied dance at the Bartuccio Dance Centre where she learnt Jazz, Tap and Ballet. In 2010 she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Acting at the University of Ballarat and she has since been in a number of theatre and film productions. In 2011 and 2012 she studied gymnastics at NICA and in 2012 she began her Yoga teacher training.
In 2011, she worked with the very successful Flying Bookworm Theatre Company where she travelled throughout Victoria performing in over 150 shows for children of all different ages.
She is currently studying acting at both 16th Street Actors Studio and at the Chekhov Drama School. Nicole hopes that she can inspire children to explore their creativity with freedom and joy and through which, they can truly feel confident in themselves.
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.
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.
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.