This fabulous bunch of young people make up our Youth Advisory Board, helping us to shape our programme and advise on Masterclass activity
“Hi I’m Adam, a writer, theatre-maker and facilitator based between East London and Margate. I’ve long been inspired by the work Masterclass do in helping young people get into theatre. I can’t wait to help others do the same.”
Danielle J Gearing
"I'm Danielle, an actor, writer and producer from Birmingham. In 2018 I co-founded my theatre company, Powerhouse,to create work that educates and empowers audiences. From this I have toured work around the UK, mentored emerging artists and created work that has connected communities. I'm excited to be apart of Masterclass' youth board where I can hopefully help others find their passion and place in our exciting industry."
“Hi, my name is Maiya. I’m 23 years old and I have a passion for the theatre, arts and music. I would love to encourage others to explore the arts and use it as a way to express themselves. I love to play the saxophone, act and listen to music. I also have an interest in combining mental health and drama together.”
“I'm Madelyn, a writer, actor and creative across theatre film and TV. I've been a member of Masterclass for 10 years; I would not have seen half the theatre I have without it! I've trained with the National Youth Theatre and have a degree in film. I'm passionate about helping people feel welcome and excited about theatre.”
"Hi, I'm Ewelina. I'm a Polish actress living in London. I've been acting since I was fourteen years old playing a lead role of Magda in the feature film 'Sandland' dir. B. Zmuda and a recurring part of Sliwka in a Polish soap opera 'Na Wspolnej'. Currently, I'm writing my first play."
Hi! I'm Matthew and I work in PR across a number of shows in the West End and beyond. I'm particularly interested in new writing, and previously worked as a freelance producer-programmer staging new work. I've long admired Masterclass' commitment to dismantling barriers to entry within the arts and I'm so excited to join the Youth Board.
"Hiya! I'm Levana. I'm from Hong Kong and I just graduated from UCL with a BSc in Psychology. I am now hoping to pursue a career in technical theatre, with a focus in sound and lighting. Some of my best memories are from working at Go Live Theatre Projects, Musical Con, and CityLit productions."
"Hi, I'm Katie. I’m a producer, currently working full time for The Paper Birds. I am now based in London, having been Birmingham-based since graduating with a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts in 2018. I'm keen to ensure creative projects have real-world impact and to create accessible opportunities for young people!"