Adam Stewart

PYT Founder & Artistic Director

Before moving to the Czech Republic in 2005, Adam honed his theatre skills in London and at the Edinburgh Festival as a member of the National Youth Music Theatre. He then studied Acting and Education at Bretton Hall University in the north of England where he received a BA (hons). For over 20 years Adam has worked extensively in theatre, television, film and as a drama practitioner/educator in New York, Prague and throughout Europe. Adam holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and was Head of Drama at the English International School of Prague for 5 years. As well as being the Artistic Director of PYT, Adam also regularly performs as part of the Cimrman English Theatre company at Zizkovske Divadlo.

Rosie Dwelly

PYT Company Manager

After a childhood spent dancing, acting, singing and playing music, Rosie graduated with a degree in performing arts and dance studies from the University of Winchester (UK) in 2003. She went on to pursue a career in event management, spending five years organising large-scale corporate, fundraising, and faculty events for various British university institutions. She also co-founded and managed a successful, regular, live music night and PR/artist management solutions company. Since re-locating to Prague, she has been busy putting her organisational and administrative skills to good use as the General Manager of the Prague Fringe Festival and the Administrative Director of the Prague Film & Theater Center.

Liam Hallahan

PYT Acting Teacher

Liam is an Irish-American Theatremaker and Drama Facilitator. He is a graduate of Dublin Institute of Technology (B.A. Drama) and NUI Maynooth (Directing for Theatre) and received a Distinction in Drama Facilitation from Youth Theatre Ireland (ArtsTrain). He has worked with adults with learning difficulties, young people on the autism spectrum, as well as with youth theatres and schools in Ireland, France and Belgium. He has more than 5 years of acting, directing and producing experience. His experience ranges from performing in award nominated new writing (REDPILL, Prague Fringe/Dublin 2017) to producing and directing Irish premieres of classic American plays (In Arabia We'd All Be Kings, Dublin 2015).

Polina Posazhennikova

PYT Acting Teacher

Polina is a theatre teacher with experience of working in a variety of different drama teaching systems. She was the leader of an adult theatre studio specialising in musicals (“Romeo and Juliet”, “Notre Dame De Paris”, “The Phantom of the Opera”) and then worked as a drama teacher at the Helen O’Grady drama school in Beijing, China, with kids aged 4 to 16 years. As an actress and dancer herself she has performed on stage for over 16 years. She participated in and led dance classes on body control, body tension release and improvisation. Polina believes that theatre classes help to build a creative, confident and sociable personality, as well as bringing happiness and developing new friendships. She is looking forward to enjoying drama together with the PYT students as a teaching intern.

Kelsey Goodwin

PYT Musical Theatre Teacher

Kelsey recently relocated to Prague to continue working as a musician and opera theatre performer. She works with our PYT Tots students as an assistant for workshops and regular sessions and will be teaching our new LAMDA Musical Theatre classes. Kelsey works primarily as a Business English teacher and also performs locally around Prague. She attended thr Chicago College of Performing Arts for her MM in Voice and received her BM in Vocal Performance from Texas Christian University. Kelsey enjoys the collaboration of music and theatre and is passionate about bringing the joy of performing arts to children.

Hannah Treharne

PYT Blogger

Hannah is from Liverpool, England and recently graduated from Northumbria University gaining a BA (Hons) in English and has spent much of her life dancing and playing music. Having worked in theatres and festivals in Liverpool and Newcastle with children, Hannah is keen to further her experience in diversity and inclusion in the arts to improve young people’s confidence and well-being. Hannah joined Prague Youth Theatre as an intern, assisting in the running of the organisation and rehearsals and now manages our regular blog.