James Phillip - Northern School of Contemporary Dance



Music Grades, plus certificates and medals for acting and dancing

Instruments: Piano

Career History

James has been an accompanist at NSCD since 1988 and with Northern Ballet since 2010.

He has worked with a number of different organisations and companies, including:

  • Company class pianist for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures ‘The Red Shoes’ (June-July 2017) and ‘Cinderella’ (May 2018)
  • Resident accompanist at Professional Dance Experience 2014 – present
  • Repetiteur and resident accompanist for Ben Love’s ‘Ballet Soul’ at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for ‘Push 2004’
  • Class pianist for ‘Ballet Black’
  • Accompanist at Joan Claire School of Dance and Momentum Dance
  • Singing teacher’s resident accompanist at Yorkshire College of Music, Leeds
  • Company class pianist for Phoenix Dance Company, Balbir Singh Dance Company and Northern Ballet
  • Adult evening tap/ballet accompanist at Yorkshire Dance
  • Accompanist at summer schools, exams, and courses for BBO Dance
  • Audition classes for Company Chameleon, Mark Bruce company and more
  • Television: Resident pianist/singer for sky tv’s ‘The Boland Show’ composing dittys for and singing on the guests/show start/show end and commercial breaks. Guests included Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Laine, Dora Bryan, Liz Smith, Uri Geller, Linda Lusardi, Ned Sherrin and Annabelle Croft