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.
Roy Alexander Weise – Y&T Broadway Theatre
Roy trained on the BA Directing course at Rose Bruford College and is the 2016 winner of the JMK Award for Young Directors directing the critically acclaimed production of The Mountaintop at Young Vic Theatre. Roy’s debute production Stone Face received 4 star reviews and 3 Off West End Award nominations. He was trainee director at the Royal Court in 2015-2016 and BBC Theatre fellow at the Bush and Lyric Hammersmith in 2013-2014. Roy has been the acting tutor with Y&T at the Broadway since 2013. Other directing credits include In Smoke, Aperture (Royal Court Theatre), Plunder, One Million Tiny Plays About Britain (The Young Vic), Palindrome (Arcola Theatre) The Man in the Green Jacket (Jermyn Street Theatre), What Happens Behind the Bar (Cockpit Theatre), SKEEN! (Ovalhouse), Invisible Mice (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith) and Chameleon (Unicorn Theatre). Television includes Trainee Director on Invisible (Channel 4).
Tyler’s credits include Casualty, Little Miss Jocelyn (BBC) No Offence (Channel 4). Dying Out Loud (Stratford East) and Dear Darwin (European tour).
Jordan Xavier – Y&T Oxford House
Jordan has worked for a range of recording artists and directors including including Will (Chase&Status), Luke smith (George Michael). He won a scholarship and trained at the prestigious Berkley School of Music in USA. Jordan currently writes and composes music for TV and radio with CreativeMusicX, he has also 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 junior school and Croydon Music & Arts.
Christopher RIBZ Gordon
Christ studied to degree level at (LIPA) The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in musical theatre and commercial dance. His performing credits include Thriller live West End and World Tour, Tyrone in Fame the Musical, touring with the Motown tribute band, Glad It’s Night alongside various TV and Commercial work.
Emma West – Y&T Oxford House
Emma started dancing and performing at the age of 16, training at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Since graduating Emma has travelled and danced in Los Angeles for four months at the Movement Lifestyle studio, Debbie Reynolds and Millennium.
She was dancer and assistant choreographer for six months in the Bollywood industry in India.
Emma’s style of dance is versatile with influences of Jazz Funk, Contemporary, Commercial and Musical Theatre. She have a passion for performing, creating movement and teaching as she loves watching people gain skills and confidence in their dancing.
Lexa holds a BA degree in Music Education from MUK Wien and a MA in Applied Theatre from Goldsmiths, University of London which she has just completed in 2015. Ever since she works in socially engaged music and theatre settings, wearing a variety of hats.
Company Development Coordinator
Andreea Urzica finished with Distinction her MA in Performing Arts in Italy. Since then she worked as an actress, stage manager, company development coordinator and agent. Performance credits include Chiriatiţa in “Titanic Vals”, Alina in “Spari mentali, la coca, il gangster e lo scrittore”, Professor Paolino in “The Man, The Virtue and The Beast”, and Dance tutor in “Countdown to Murder” Channel 5. As Company Development Coordinator at Y&T Andreea works to build on the profile of the company and supports the young people in their creative journey through life. Andreea also works as a Film adviser and language tutor for young performers and is the new client officer at Alphabet Kidz agency.