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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!

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Lynne

Artistic Director, Founder

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Lynne has more than 45 years experience in the world of theatre. She trained as a professional actress at drama school and has been the manager of three professional theatres in the UK. She has been teaching, acting and directing in Brussels since 1995.

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Stephen

Teacher, Intermediates and Seniors

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Alongside his 20 year career in teaching, Stephen 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.

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Ben

Teacher, Juniors and Intermediates

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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.

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Mary

LAMDA Teacher

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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.

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Jake

Administrator / Teacher, Inters and Seniors

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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.

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David

Teacher, Juniors

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Having worked in places as varied as Jim Henson's Creature Workshop, the set of the 1996 movie Lost In Space and at the BBC, Dave's truly been all over. He's got a degree in 3D Design for the Entertainment Industries, and has been teaching for 15 years.

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Lucy

Teacher, Juniors and Intermediates

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Lucy has a long history with theatre, with both her parents working backstage. She pursued this interest at university with a degree in Acting. After spending some time abroad working as an entertainer in various hotels, she settled in Belgium, where she got involved in Am-Dram and directing.

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Glenn

Treasurer, occasional Director

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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 SalesmanGlengarry Glen Ross and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?

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Rev. Simon Grigg

Patron

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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