“Hi, my name is Denait. I am 16 years old and South London based. I have a great interest in theatre and drama and would love other people to have the chance to enjoy theatre and build their own passion for it. I am also an aspiring medic and I’m eager to see in the future how Drama and Medicine could be combined.”

"Hi I’m Ben, a freelance director and stage manager, originally from Plymouth and working in theatre and opera around the UK. I trained at the King’s Head Theatre, where I'm now a Junior Associate. Masterclass helped me to find my feet in the theatre industry and I’m excited to help others do the same."

“I’m Natasha, a Freelance Assistant Stage Manager, and a LAMDA SMTT alumni. Also, one half of the hosts to the podcast ‘Production Meetings’. Looking forward to being a voice on the Youth Board at this revolutionary time in the Arts and keen to open a dialogue about care leavers.”

“I’m Hannah, a performer who grew up in Birmingham, making the move to London to study English. Whilst studying, I began my acting career alongside developing an academic interest for performance. I now work as an actor, enjoying editorial work on the side, and love reading, writing and dancing.”

“I’m Lewis, an actor and writer from Inverness. I trained at the Oxford School of Drama and with the National Youth Theatre. I am thrilled to be joining the Masterclass Youth Board and look forward to supporting their fantastic work and being an advocate for young people across the UK.”

“I’m Ethan and I study ‘Live and Technical Events’ at university in Nottingham. Outside of my course, I work in technical roles at live events with my main interests being in projection mapping and live visuals. I love everything about theatre and am very passionate about the accessibility of shows.”

“I’m Ama, a Development Officer at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. I was the first Williams Fundraising Fellow at Tate Gallery which launched my Development career.  I have over three years fundraising experience which will be used to support the aims of Masterclass. I have a passion for theatre and am a regular theatre goer. I’m incredibly excited to be on the Masterclass Youth Board.”

“Hi, I’m Claire. Following a history degree at Oxford, I trained in physical theatre at Lecoq. I now work as a multidisciplinary theatre-maker/performer/director, using a lot of comedy, movement and music in both my written and devised work. I am also an academic tutor and mentor.”

“I’m a student adviser, facilitator and trainee therapist. Curious about how to create spaces that bring alive different experiences and accessible opportunities for creative joy. I’m excited to learn more about theatre before the lights and support in removing barriers, for myself and for young people not believing or knowing that they can.”

“Hi I’m Bryony. I graduated from The University of Winchester with a 1st class honours degree in Theatre Production in 2017. For the last year I have worked as the Audience Development Manager at Mousetrap Theatre Projects. I am also a Stage Manager, and have worked internationally in opera, musicals, plays and events.”

“Hi I’m Lizzie. I am an actor now but have dabbled in a bit of everything - setting up a theatre company, directing, music, writing, circus, stage-management, and working front of house. I love it all (although should never be let near a lighting desk). I am so excited to be part of the Masterclass Youth Board.”

“I’m Ben, a producer working across stage, audio and screen. I am interested in making the arts fit for the future – particularly with regards to sustainability, the application of emergent technology, and championing diverse stories. I’m the executive producer for The Three Inch Fools and associate producer for Woven Voices.”