MEET THE TEAM
Our teaching staff have backgrounds in all sorts of different domains, and their training includes formal accreditation from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Find out more about them here!
Teacher, Intermediates and Seniors
Alongside his 20 year career in teaching, Steve has directed for many of the am-dram groups in Brussels, and has won multiple awards. He also writes, and his play "A Slacker's Guide To Western Theatre" was performed by Bedlam Theatre on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Teacher, Juniors and Intermediates
During his time at EYT as a student, Ben played the role of Leo in "Bassett", which earned him a Best Actor nomination at FEATlets 2012, and Dexter in "Shut Up" in 2013. He is also an avid football enthusiast, having played for Union Saint-Gilloise as a teenager.
Mary has taught for many years, in both primary and secondary schools and has run drama clubs wherever she worked. She was one of the first leaders of the Trinity Arts Centre Youth Theatre in Kent. She has adapted many stories for the stage and written original plays.
Administrator / Teacher, Inters and Seniors
Jake has been teaching for more than 10 years at EYT. He is both a reluctant Englishman and an avowed Belgian. He prides himself on being a jack of all trades, with interests in directing, acting, film-making, rap music, graphic design, web design and photography, among others.
Treasurer, occasional Director
Though Glenn would claim to be the least artistic member of his family, he has directed several plays on the Brussels Am-Dram circuit, including productions of Death of a Salesman, Glengarry Glen Ross and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?
Rev. Simon Grigg
In his 40 year career, Simon has been an actor, a director, a teacher, a lecturer in theatre, and the Rector of London's most theatrical church. He is Lynne's oldest friend.
Simon has been the Rector of St Paul's Covent Garden (the Actors' Church) for over 10 years, and is a prominent member of the West End's theatre community.
"I am so proud to be the patron of English Youth Theatre. Theatre brings so much joy to people every day. It is a gift for life for all children." - Rev. Simon Grigg