Elise is a dance artist that combines her conservatoire training in contemporary dance with a decade of training and performance experience in belly dance and samba. She is particularly interested in dancing in natural settings and how this can deepen our appreciation of and sense of responsibility towards nature. She is also interested in how dance is translated to film and interacts with the digital world. Her creative interests as a dance artist and choreographer feed her teaching practice, making it richer, more colourful and cohesive.

Elise Phillips & Celia Turley, 2017-2019
Site specific dance film experimenting with stylised belly dance language within contemporary dance choreographic frameworks. Screenings and related community engagement activities coming later in 2019.

Elise Phillips, numerous solo belly dance and contemporary fusion works 2009-2017

Hilde Cannoodt, Masmoudi Student Troupe @ Tribal Remix Festival 2012 & 2016

The Hiccup Project, The Wedding @ BDN Dance Trail, Brighton Fringe 2015

Rosemary Lee, Square Dances @ Dance Umbrella 2012

Tony Thatcher, Three To Four @ Bonny Bird Theatre, Laban 2012

Catherine Elsen, Sisyphus @ Laban Studio Theatre 2011

Cando2 @ Fresh at The Place 2011
Inclusive dance piece devised and choreographed by Cando2 (Candoco’s inclusive youth group).

Carnival Collective, 2008-2009
40-minute samba style set @ Glastonbury Festival, Lamar Tree Festival, Beachdown Festival, Apple Festival

Brighton School of Samba, 2007-2009
parade & staged performances @ Brighton Festival opening ceremony, Brighton Carnival & Burning Of The Clocks Parade