Conductor of Birmingham Royal Ballet since 1990, Philip Ellis is increasingly in demand as a guest conductor. He has appeared regularly with The Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, Paris Opéra Ballet, La Scala Ballet, Mikhailovsky Ballet and Australian Ballet. He has also conducted Sarasota Ballet, Angel Corella Ballet throughout Spain, Semper Opera Ballet in Dresden, English National Ballet, Gothenburg Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, Polish National Ballet and Kobayashi Ballet in Tokyo. He was nominated for ‘Best Conductor’ at the inaugural Taglioni European Ballet Awards. As a concert conductor he has worked with orchestras such as the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Halle, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Concert Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic, National Symphony of Mexico, Württemburgische Philharmonie Reutingen, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Belgian National Orchestra, Flanders Symphony, Western Australian Symphony and Sydney Symphony.
He has made CD recordings with the Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He is Music Director of the Jersey Symphony Orchestra.