Phoenix encourages all students to be individual and grow as imaginative and sensitive artists. The focus on building confidence and skills in a nurturing environment make Phoenix the place to be for learning the craft of theatre and the arts.
This is largely down to Phil Dale and his team of dedicated staff, to whom each student and audience member owes a huge amount of credit. I am truly honoured to become a Patron for this fantastic organisation.
Rob is currently the Director of Musical Theatre at the Urdang Academy and was formally the Head of Singing & Music at LAMDA in London, following his role as Head of Singing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London. Rob originally studied as an actor/singer/dancer and his credits include: Les Miserables, Batboy, Ragtime, Grease, Riverdance, Jerry Springer – the Opera, Carousel and Ragtime.
As Musical Director his credits include: Oliver! Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Secret Garden, Parade, Sweeney Todd and most recently, MD/Arranger for Linzi Hateley – True Colours.
Rob also regularly coaches professional performers/productions around the UK. Recent credits include: Soul Sister (Savoy Theatre) and Loserville (Garrick Theatre) and the Glee Club Challenge (Indigo 02).
As a composer his credits include: The Laramie Project, The Temperamentals and his debut album ‘Scrapbook’ with fellow composer Verity Quade, featuring many West End performers. He co-wrote the song ‘Confidence is Consciencless’, to be featured in the forthcoming Sky TV documentary ‘Life Is Beauty-Full’.