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Alumni of EYT

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

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Felix Trench

Member from 1999 to 2005

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. You can find out more on his IMDb page.

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Colleen Cameron

Member from 2006 to 2012

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 she put together her one-woman show "Bottled Up", which she performed on The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2018. She's now teaching at the Glasgow Conservatoire. You can find out more on her IMDb page.

Chris Reidy

Member from 2000 to 2009

Chris joined EYT at the age of 12 back in 2000, and refused to leave before he was 21! During his time at EYT, he played a number of roles, including actor, techie and director! He even directed our 2008 FEATS entry "The Education of Skinny Spew" while he was still a student!
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 for Sky Television.


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Anna Vinķele

Member from 2010 to 2014

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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Siân Docksey

Member from 2002 to 2007

After discovering her love for the arts at EYT, Siân began performing stand-up comedy at the University of Cambridge. She is now a comedienne and comedy writer, having given performances at the Edinburgh Fringe and Chortle Student Comedy Awards.
She co-hosts the webseries Sunday Yoghurt, and has acted in the acclaimed show Queers and the popular webseries The Grass is Always Grindr.

Dr. Machella Ward

Member from 2004 to 2008

Marchella was a member of EYT back in the early 2000s. She used to commute over an hour 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, and tweets regularly @LuxMea. She also writes children's books!

Rebecca Payne-White

Member from 2001 to 2006

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 Festival Fringe in 2004. Rebecca then worked in the television industry including 3 years at the BBC as a production co-ordinator. She has lived around the world, having worked in Shanghai and Hong Kong with her husband.

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Josie Hannay

Member from 2004 to 2011

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.

Dr. David Kanter

Member from 1999 to 2005

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. Find out more about his work at NYU by clicking here.

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Tom Vercnocke

Member from 2005 to 2017

Tom joined EYT at the age of 6, and stayed all the way until his graduation at 18. He played leading roles in several of our bigger productions, including Count Dracula in Dracula Spectacula!

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 in the UK. You can watch his showreel on IMDb.

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Andrew Cazanave Pin

Member from 2007 to 2012

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, having had roles in several short films, and a small role in the latest Mission: Impossible film. You can find out about his acting career on his IMDb page.

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Sebby Clarke

Member from 2009 to 2014

Seb was pretty shy when he joined us at the age of 11, but by the time he left us 5 years later, he had blossomed into a confident young man with an almost nerdy love of music!
After leaving us to move to the Isle of Man with his family, Seb continued to develop his penchant for music, becoming a talented guitarist and singer.

He is now an up-and-coming musician with a very unique style, blending soulful guitar riffs with hip-hop beats.

You can discover his music on his Soundcloud page! We particularly enjoyed "Put U Thru" featuring Isabel Rommen.

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