Suzann McLean Robinson Dip, MA PP
Suzann trained at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy and has an MA in Professional Practice (directing and producing theatre for Social Change). She has an extensive, 17 year, acting career in TV, theatre, film and commercials. Suzann’s TV credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Dr. Who, Casualty, Coupling, Doctors, Bafta nominated Little Miss Jocelyn, The Honourable Woman and the feature films Amina, Freestyle, World War Z.
Alongside her acting career runs her work as a freelance director, with projects ranging from community theatre to the West End stage. Suzann directed the critically acclaimed Catcher for York Theatre Royal which won the Pulse Festival. Other directing credits include Strictly Bingo! at the Hackney Empire, The Sisterhood overseas in Bermuda and This Child for Pilot Theatre company for who she also worked as Assistant Director and actress in the TMA award winning play Looking For JJ.
Suzann was selected as to carry the Olympic Flame in the 2012 Torch Relay. Click to watch her lap.
Arnie Hewitt – Y&T Oxford House
Arnie started working as a volunteer for a local radio station in his home town of Nottingham but realised he needed to be seen and not just heard so took a 3 year speech and dramatic art course in Birmingham from 1987 to 1990.
Roy Alexander Weise – Y&T Broadway Theatre
Roy trained on the BA Directing course at Rose Bruford College. After graduating in 2011 he directed “SKEEN!” at the Oval House Theatre and became Associate Director at The Red Room Theatre & Film Company where he attained his first television credit as Trainee Director on Channel 4 Random Acts’ film INVISIBLE. He has assisted the likes of Richard Jones, Michael Buffong, Topher Campbell and has worked with companies such as the Young Vic, Lyric, Talawa, Almeida and Soho Theatre. He has recently been shortlisted for a BBC Theatre Fellowship in a joint application with the Lyric & Bush theatres. He is represented by Lucy Middleweek of Middleweek Newton Talent Management.
Jamie Jooste – Y&T Oxford House
Jamie started performing at a very young age, she started dancing at the age of four, taking part in competitions and dance recitals all over Cape Town, South Africa. She then continued to perform within all the arts, be it, singing, dancing or acting. After 14years in South Africa, she moved to the UK and within the first week in the UK, she won a singing competition performing at Fairfield Halls, Croydon. The show was a tribute to victims of gun crime in the UK. The competition opened many doors and she continued to dance and perform around London as well as Birmingham, Liverpool and many other venues. Jamie studied a BTEC National Diploma in Performing arts at Nescot College then went on to the Brit School.
Through her appreciation and love for music Jamie’s creativity and ideas expand everyday.As her knowledge of new styles and technique evolve her life as a performing artist and choreographer continues to grow.
Jordan Xavier – Y&T Oxford House
Jordan has worked for a range of recording artists and directors including Luke Smith (for George Michael). He won a scholarship and trained at the prestigious Berkley School of Music in USA. Jordan has played at numerous venues throughout London as a singer and a musician and is always looking to achieve as high a standard as possible in his playing. Theatre credits include musical director and composer for ‘Rebellion’ at the Hackney Empire; musical director for ‘Viva Eastender’ at Rich Mix and sound designer for ‘The Killing Class’. He also teaches music at Beulah Primary school and Croydon Music & Arts.
Nick Bowers-Broadbent – Y&T Broadway Theatre
Nick trained as an actor at the RSAMD in Glasgow and has a large amount of experience in all areas of the profession, from theatre and television drama to commercials and voice overs, from Shakespeare to comedy and devised theatre. His work has taken him to many parts of the UK and he has also worked extensively in Italy as a performer and as a drama teacher. His credits include Running for Glory, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antony and Cleopatra all for the Glasgow Rep Company, Sixteen for the Arches Theatre Company and Monaciello for the Tron Theatre/Napoli Theatre Festival.
Nick’s TV and film credits include Taggart (ITV), River City, King of Scots and Townsville (BBC), How to Solve the Financial Crisis According to George Eliot and I love Film (Muving Films) and he has appeared in commercials for Sony and DHL.
Nick is co-founder of Interrupt the Routine, a comedy sketch and improvised performance company and very experienced in clown, improvisation and physical theatre.
Naa-Dei thrives in the ability to fuse contemporary, musical theatre and hip hop street dance together. Working as a professional dancer helps to strengthen her deep-rooted dedication, striving to achieve goals to the best of her ability. She is a dancer and choreographer for Unity Dance Troup who have won awards internationally as well as reaching the semi finals of the UK nationwide competition Move Like Michael Jackson 2009. Naa-Dei believes that she has the knowledge, skill and talent to help anyone learn the basic foundations of what it takes to become a successful dancer.
Move like Michael Jackson competition http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM7RLBqgszc
Company Development Coordinator
Andreea studied Performing Arts at the University of Siena (Arezzo) – Italy and has a Masters Degree. In 2010 she was one of the founders of the theatre company ‘I Senza Palco’. In 2010 she was Alina in the production ‘Spari Mentali: Il gangster, la Coca, lo Scrittore’ – Italy. In 2011 she was Professor Paolino in ‘The Man, the Beast and the Virtue’ at Royal Holloway University of London. Andreea’s experience includes running projects for and by young people, coordinating volunteers, stage management and PA to the Director.