ALUMNI OF EYT
SOME OF OUR FORMER STUDENTS AND WHAT THEY'VE BEEN UP TO
Siân Dockey (at EYT from 2002 to 2007)
Stand-up Comedian and Comedy Writer
After discovering her love for the arts at EYT, Siân began performing stand-up comedy at the University of Cambridge. She is now a BBC New Comedy Award-nominated stand-up comedian.
She co-hosts the webseries Sunday Yoghurt alongside Nicole Henriksen, and has acted in the acclaimed show Queers and the popular webseries The Grass is Always Grindr.
Dr. Marchella Ward (at EYT from 2004 to 2008)
Lecturer at Open University
Chella was a member of EYT back in the early 2000s for several years. She used to commute over an hour from Mol every Saturday morning in order to get to her weekly class in Laeken!
After leaving school, Marchella went to Oxford University, where she got her Bachelor's Degree, and then went on to complete a PhD in Ancient Greek Theatre. She now teaches Classical Studies at Open University, and also writes children's books!
Felix Trench (at EYT from 1999 to 2005)
Actor and Writer
Felix was one of the first 8 students at EYT. He studied at the Universities of Edinburgh and Warwick before training on the Drama Studio London one year acting course and the Royal Court Young Writers' programme.
As an actor, he has worked for the BBC, Channel 4, in theatre, commercials, and video games. He regularly works in audio drama and plays a lead in the podcast sitcom Wooden Overcoats.
Colleen Cameron (at EYT from 2006 to 2012)
Actress, Writer and Acting Teacher
Upon finishing her schooling in Belgium, Colleen left for Glasgow to study Acting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, including a semester abroad at the Paris Conservatoire.
After obtaining her degree, Colleen came back to Brussels, where she put together her one-woman show "Bottled Up", which she performed on The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2018. She now teaches acting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Mathias Steens (at EYT from 2009 to 2011)
Care Worker at Brussels Autism Centre
Matt joined the youth theatre in 2009 at the age of 15, initially getting by in a fully anglophone environment on schoolboy English and charm alone. After two years, Matt's confidence in speaking English was much higher, he had made tons of new friends and discovered a love of theatre and the arts!
After obtaining a degree in Education from Parnasse-ISEI, Matt got a job as care worker in a centre for autistic adults, where he works to this day.
Tom Vercnocke (at EYT from 2004 to 2016)
Actor and Musician
Tom joined EYT at the age of 6, and stayed all the way until his graduation at 18.
Since leaving EYT, Tom attended Guildford School of Acting, where he graduated with a degree in Acting and Music. He is now a professional actor and musician, currently touring with the show Buddy Holly and the Cricketers!
Dr. David Kanter (at EYT from 1999 to 2005)
Researcher and Lecturer at New York University
Another one of the first 8, David was (and still is) a gifted musician and actor, although never at the expense of his academia.
He got a BSc in Chemistry and Law from the University of Bristol, and then went on to get an MA and PhD in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy from Princetown Univeristy. He is now a researcher and lecturer for New York University.
Ewan Clarke (at EYT from 2008 to 2019)
Systems Administrator for Rockstar Games
Ewan spent 10 years at EYT, from 6 to 16 years old. After graduating, Ewan started working in IT, building and administrating servers, firewalls and desktops. In 2023, after a gruelling interview process, Ewan joined the team at Rockstar Games, working on IT operations for the studio as well as assisting other studios. He also takes part in competitive gaming, playing for Vendetta Esports.
Are you an EYT alumnus? Then you're part of the family! So let's keep in touch. We're always interested in what our students go on to do after they leave us. You can contact us by email, or via WhatsApp!
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EYT students go on to do a wide variety of different things after they graduate! Some of them go into the arts, but many of them don't, and instead put the skills they learned from youth theatre to use in all sorts of fields! The life skills and techniques we teach in youth theatre, like self-confidence, expressing yourself, speaking in public and more, are invaluable in any field of employment!