About the School

PhillipaPhillipa Hogan (RAD RTS) has a lifelong passion for dancing and teaching. In 1998 Phillipa established her successful Dance School the Phillipa Hogan School of Dance based in Godalming  Surrey. Classes are taught at the following Schools and venues: Charterhouse, Aldro, Longacre School, St Hilary’s School, Prior’s Field School, Godalming College, Hascombe Village Hall, and Chichester Hall. She is married to a local business entrepreneur and has 3 children.

Phillipa trained at Elmhurst Ballet School and Rambert and went on to dance professionally with Imago Dance Company. Her teaching career began in Zambia and then at a range of schools in England, including the Conservatoire for Acting & Musical Theatre - the Bellairs School and independent schools St Hilary’s and St Catherine’s.

The Phillipa Hogan School of Dance offers RAD Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz and Tap classes to all ages.

Phillipa and her staff also choreograph and organise full scale dance productions for her pupils, her most recent, Four Seasons at the Ben Travers Theatre, Charterhouse.

Talented and gifted pupils are offered additional training classes and are encouraged to audition for vocational dance schools and their Associate Dance Programmes. Pupils have been successful in gaining places with the Royal Ballet School Junior and Mid Associate Programme, Tring Park Associate Programme, London Junior Ballet, Surrey Ballet Masters, Ballet Boost, The Academy of Balletic Arts (ABA), Contemporary Dance UK, Zambezi Dance Company, One Youth Dance, Elmhurst Ballet School, the Urdang Academy, London Studio Centre and Tring Park School for the Performing Arts.

Her pupils have gone on to dance with the Royal Ballet Company, in West End productions of Les Misérables, Billy Elliott, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock and Annie Junior; with the National Youth Ballet, London Children’s Ballet, English Youth Ballet, and Surrey Youth Ballet; with the English National Ballet, Royal Ballet and Rambert Summer Schools.

Specialist therapy and injury treatments are offered to pupils by School physiotherapist, Erica Gethen Smith.