Alumni of EYT

A selection of former EYT students, and what they've been up to since they left

Felix Trench

Felix was one of the first 8 students at EYT. He studied at the Universities of Edinburgh and Warwick before moving to London where he trained 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.

Dr. David Kanter

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 for New York University.

Chris Reidy


Chris joined EYT at the age of 12 back in 2000, and refused to leave before he was 21!
Since leaving EYT, Chris went on to work on TV and Film projects as a Sound Recordist back home in the UK. He also passed The Knowledge, London's famous taxi-driver test. He now works at the BBFC.

Colleen Cameron

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 Fringe Festival in August 2018.

Dr. Machella Ward

Marchella 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 at The University of Oxford.

Josie Hannay

Josie joined EYT in 2004 when it was still called TIE; performing in plays and completing the LAMDA exams all the way to Gold. She was a part of the TIE family until University where she studied Law and went on to do a traineeship with the European Commission. Josie is now working as a European Projects Assistant in a Brussels-based media company and values the skills she developed during her time at EYT.

Siân Docksey

After some breathtaking performances for EYT, including her Best Actress-nominated performance of Gum & Goo at FEATS (Festival), Siân has taken a slightly different path.

After discovering her love for stand-up comedy at the University of Cambridge, she is now touring as a comedienne, having given performances at the Edinburgh Fringe and Chortle Student Comedy Awards.
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.

Rebecca Payne-White

Rebecca attended EYT from 2001-2006, and completed her LAMDA Certificate in Speech and Drama under Lynne’s guidance. Rebecca went on to study Maths and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, being highly involved in the student-run Bedlam theatre. She worked as a stage manager at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and even directed her own version of Stephen Challens’ “A Slacker’s Guide to Western Theatre”, which was first performed by EYT at FEATS 2004. Rebecca then worked in the television industry including 3 years at the BBC as a production co-ordinator. Rebecca now lives in Hong Kong with her husband - where she is working as a primary school teacher.

Andrew Cazanave Pin

Andrew played Dracula in EYT's production of The Dracula Spectacula, and was part of EYT's 2012 production of Bassett at FEATlets (Festival), which won The Adjudicator's Award that year.

He studied Acting as a foundation in Reading, before going on to study for his degree in Acting at ArtsEd in London.
He is now working as an professional actor in London, having had roles in several short films, and a small role in the latest Mission: Impossible film.

Anna Vinķele

Anna joined EYT (then called TIE) in 2010 and stayed for 4 years, completing her LAMDA qualifications in Acting. After finishing school, she went on to complete a BA in Drama and Philosophy Studies at the University of Sussex.
After getting some small TV and film roles, and working at the contemporary theatre festival Homo Novus, Anna recently started her own English-language theatre club for children in Vilnius, Lithuania. She's particularly interested in contemporary theatre and performance, and is trying to assemble a team with which to start devising work.

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