Making the world a better place through drama…
YATI (Yattie) believes that the arts can benefit everyone, and that money should not be a barrier to participation and training. YATI is supported by like-minded individuals and organisations to keep its classes at the cheapest possible level.
What does YATI do?
YATI offers over 54 hours each week of high-quality but affordable classes in drama, singing and dance. In school holidays we offer a range specialist workshops and also stage full-scale professional productions. Since 2020 we have begun to offer remote classes alongside our physical classes. We represent young actors from our classes to gain professional work in the international performing arts industry. We encourage exploration and creativity, nurture talent and help develop careers in the performing arts. We help build confidence and life skills for all our members.
WHAT IS YOUNG ACTORS THEATRE ISLINGTON?
AFFORDABLE, PROFESSIONAL AND PASSIONATE PERFORMING ARTS
Young Actors Theatre Islington is a large community of young actors, with our own theatre and professional agency.
We offer drama “for dramas’ sake” for 4-24 year olds with 800+ members. We represent over 200 of our young actors who work professionally.
Young Actors Theatre Teachers
Talia’s been part of YATI for 15 years. She’s delighted to be part of a theatre that inspired her and continues to do so.
Joey became a member of YATI at the age of 8 and he finds it’s an exciting and diverse place to work.
Mercy was a member of YATI and has worked professionally for over ten years and has toured internationally.
Eleanor trained at East 15 and is a long standing teacher at YATI. Winner of The Stage’s award for Acting Excellence with HellBent Theatre’s sell-out show UKIP THE MUSICAL; now both a writer and performer.
Lanre is an actor who has worked extensively in theatre and television including The RSC, The Globe, and The Royal Court. Television includes: BBC, Channel 4, and ITV.
Steve has worked as actor across the UK and internationally. Steve teaches at a number of the UK’s leading drama schools including RADA, Mountview, Drama Studio London, Arts Ed and LAMDA. Steven specialises in mask, chorus, animal studies and transformation.
Notable alumni of Andrew’s teaching methods are Asa Butterfield and Ella Purnell, both of whom have successful Hollywood careers starring in films alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Eva Green and many more.
Lee trained at E15, Arts Educational and continues to train and teach internationally in puppetry, clowning, impro and script writing.
Derek first trained at Identity, and has enjoyed a career on both stage and screen. Derek leads acting classes, acting for camera and the film making course.
Asha trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has worked for The Royal Court, Bristol Festival of Ideas. She loves clowning, physical theatre, Shakespeare, and sword fighting!
Zhenya is a Certified Teacher with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat. She has taught workshops across the UK, in Germany and the USA. Zhenya trained in Drama and Theatre Arts at Ulyanovsk State University, Russia. Zhenya has recently appeared in BBC’s Killing Eve.
Niall trained at The Courtyard Theatre Training Company. Niall has had a strong career in Theatre and Musical Theatre, performed in concerts for award winning composers and a featured soloist.
Alex is an actor, and trained dancer in ballet and contemporary, and has been teaching our dance class for several years.
Young Actors Theatre Staff
Programme and Theatre manager. Loves: Caps Lock Hates: Overpriced Post-it notes.
Flora looks after the most important stuff – erm… money!
Special agent | Stealth, backflips and nerves of steel. Serving careers of 16-24 year olds.
The one and only Mr Andrew Harries …
Chief of post-it notes. Enjoys beards, coffee and handstands.
Agent at YAT Management agency