Phoenix Young


About Our Program

Well rounded performer, that is what we think of when we think of the Phoenix Young Performers. PYP is a triple threat program ranging from juniors who are just starting out and are learning new skills to seniors who are a little more experienced and wish to enhance their knowledge and ability. Focusing on the core physical skills of acting, dancing and singing and by participating in our classes on a weekly basis our students will touch on all of these attributes. This will then be all brought together in term 3 for a musical theatre performance on the main stage.

PYP is so much more than just an arts program, we believe that engaging in the arts at a young age is so important to life experience. Young people who participate regularly are four times more likely to be recognised for academic achievement, to participate in a Maths and Science fair or to win an award for writing an essay or poem, than children who do not. It challenges them to different points of view and to understand and empathise with others to be able to take on a character role. The growth mindset, self-confidence, self understanding and awareness, co-ordination, time management and enhanced communication, are just a few of the benefits that are developed in class while having fun with their friends.

2022 class information

Term 3

Starts Tuesday 12th July 2022 – Juniors 4:30-5:30pm, Intermediate 6:00-7:30pm

Starts Thursday 14th July 2022 – Seniors 5:00-7:00pm

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Intermediate Semester 2

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Seniors Semester 2

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Taylor Holmes

Head Tutor.

Taylor Holmes is a professional and passionate Musical Director, Acting and Accent Teacher, Vocal Coach, Instrumental teacher and performer. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Music from The University of Queensland, a Certificate of Continuing Education in Musical Theatre from the Griffith Conservatorium of Music (2015) and an AMEB Certificate of Performance Honors for Vocal (2014), Taylor’s training and experience means she is expertly skilled in teaching the elements of Acting and Voice. As a Musical Director, Taylor has worked across numerous theatre companies in both the Gold Coast and Brisbane regions, including: Javeenbah Theatre, Gold Coast Little Theatre, ADMT, Brisbane Arts Theatre, and Beenleigh Theatre Group to name a few. Currently Taylor is the acting coach for the prestigious acting and modelling agency Agency888 where she runs the Gold Coast acting classes including Foundations of Acting, Advance Acting, American Accent and British Accent. Previously Taylor has worked under other Youth Theatre programs, as a drama teacher, teaching Junior, Intermediate and Senior drama classes. She also currently works as a Vocal Coach and private music teacher. In 2019, Taylor was a nominated finalist for the Gold Palm Theatre Awards for ‘Best Vocal Director’ for her work on The Addams Family at GCLT. Taylor is extremely excited to be a part of the Phoenix PYP team as the head tutor and cannot wait to help work, shape and develop the students into triple threat performer.

Elana Piggott

Assistant Tutor.

I have trained in dance for over 10 years and have participated in, performed and taught a variety of classical and commercial styles. I have attained a Diploma of Dance Teaching and Management through a year of Full-time dance training and specialise in contemporary dance and choreography.
I am so passionate about dance and how it can encourage kids to be more creative and confident in all walks of life and I am extremely excited to join the PYP team and be a part of its fun and welcoming community.


Assistant Tutor.