Philip Channells

Federal, New South Wales

Inclusive dance advocate

Philip is one of Australia’s leading experts in inclusive dance practice. The first artistic director of an Australian dance company with a disability, he is passionate about supporting people in regional areas to excel in dance and performance. Philip does this through several initiatives, including The Corner Dance Lab and Residency Program for emerging and established artists and the Beyond Technique Residency skills development, professional development and performance-making projects: “I enjoy working with people with different bodies and different life experiences, and showcase our social fabric in ways that are meaningful, inspiring and inclusive of people with disability.”