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 the last 15 years Adam has worked extensively in theatre, television and as a freelance drama practitioner/educator in New York and throughout the United Kingdom. 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.
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.
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).
PYT Acting Teacher
Since graduating with a BA (hons) in Acting, Rebecca has worked in education and community in the UK and Czech Republic. She has a background in actor training, youth work, additional needs support, TEFL teaching and with young offenders. In addition to PYT, Rebecca runs Silly Fish Learning, providing teaching resources for kids aged 3-12. She also writes for Prague Visitor and is a Girl Scouts of America leader in Prague. She is looking forward to returning to PYT.
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.
Jade Marie Becker
PYT Dance Teacher
Jade is from Doncaster, England. After attending musical theatre and dance classes at a local school, she was accepted at age 11 to study ballet professionally at The Royal Ballet School in London. After training for eight years and gaining performance experience with The Royal Ballet Company, she achieved a position at Czech National Ballet and later became a soloist. Jade performed in a wide range of roles and repertoire with the company and also has experience performing in music videos, festivals and commercials as well as acting and voiceover work. Since 2013 Jade has been teaching at The First International Ballet School in Prague.
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.