Philip Channells has been described as "...a man of deceptive surfaces - compact and powerfully built with an air of vitality and a healthy, country boy's face." He’s worked extensively throughout Australia and the UK, and more recently in Taiwan and Papua New Guinea. He has led scores of dance education teams on projects with young disengaged school-aged kids, people of all ages and diverse cultural backgrounds and created work with young and elderly dancers in community and professional settings. In 2010 he directed Next of Kin - no ordinary status family for Restless Dance Theatre where he was Artistic Director (2009 - 2012). Led by a company of associate artists with and without a disability, philip channells // dance integrated specialises in high quality dance education and performance projects, advocacy for disability arts practice, and professional development for teachers and artists working in schools, community groups and day centres. Philip has raised the profile of dancers with a disability and continues to build and strengthen the dance and disability sectors in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.