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
Yvonne was Head of the Voice Department for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art which included working with writers and a range of directors. Yvonne is an associate artist with both the RSC and NT.
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.
Carla trained at NYT and Philippe Gaulier’s school in France. Her company has toured around the UK performing at the Pleasance at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Carla continues to work as an actor on screen and in theatres around the UK.
Beth is an actor and writer hailing from Teeside. Shows include Netflix’s After Life and BBC’s Pompidou. Beth’s passionate about teaching a younger generation of actors and writers!
Barney is a director who works extensively in outreach and is interested in developing new work with collaborative ensembles.
Matthew runs the Film department at YATI. Film Club and the Film Company. As an Actor his work includes credits for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Propellor Theatre Company and West End plays. For screen he’s played multiple roles in independent film and television.
Alex is an actor, and trained dancer in ballet and contemporary, and has been teaching our dance class for several years.
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.
Jonathan trained at Drama Centre London, and has worked as an actor since he was 8 years old. He teaches at Shakespeare’s Globe and has worked at the RSC, National Theatre… Shared Experience, Young Vic and many more.
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!
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.
Derek first trained at Identity, and has enjoyed a career on both stage and screen. Derek leads acting classes for adults, seniors, acting for camera and many more.
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.
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!
Agent at YAT Management.
The one and only Mr Andrew Harries …
Chief of post-it notes. Enjoys beards, coffee and handstands.
Agent at YAT Management agency