Celebrating 10 years!

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Adam Stewart

PYT Founder & Artistic Director
adam@pyt.cz

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 BA (hons) 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 in 2008, she has been busy putting her organisational and administrative skills and love of the arts to good use in various roles including the Administrative Director of the Prague Film & Theater Center (2011 - 2016) and General Manager of the Prague Fringe Festival (2009 - current). Rosie has been working with PYT since 2015, first as Social Media Manager, and now as the Company Manager and is thrilled to have the privilege of witnessing the creative development of such talented young people.

Vicki Close

PYT Acting Teacher

Originally from Canada, Vicki is an Ontario certified teacher who has taught middle/high school drama and IB Theatre at international schools in Bahrain, Norway, Thailand, the Philippines and most recently at International School of Prague. She holds a BA (Hons) specialist degree in Drama from the University of Guelph, B.Ed. from the University of Ottawa and an interdisciplinary M.S. focusing on international education from SUNY. Vicki firmly believes in the power of the Arts in developing confidence, empathy and global mindedness. She is passionate about creating collaborative theatre where every young person has a voice and where every member of the ensemble is encouraged to step outside of their comfort zone in a safe and supportive environment. Vicki also works as a Student Ensemble Leader and Festival Rep for the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) and as a Senior Examiner and Team Leader for the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO)

Nafsika Nikolaidou

PYT Acting Teacher

Nafsika is a BA graduate of the department of Early Childhood Education in the University of Athens and an MA Applied theatre graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She has worked with children both in formal and non-formal educational contexts and has focused on Drama in education and education in multicultural contexts. She has collaborated with M-SET theatre company and Reay Primary School in London for the development of theatre projects. She considers drama as an aesthetic process through which the children's awareness for social issues can be motivated, as well as a means for social inclusion. She has also spent many years of training as a pianist at Neoklassiko Conservatory in Athens.

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