The Young Actors Studio was founded in 2014 by industry professionals, Anna Ostergren and Jotham Annan, with a focus on providing professional training to young actors. This is a new and exciting Acting Studio which trains children, preteens and young adults from age eight onwards.
With strong links to the professional industry, we coach our students in voice, body, character, movement, speech and text analysis in order to create actors who can confidently work in commercials, television, theatre, film and radio.
Each term consists of an actor’s showcase which will create links and introductions to casting directors and agents in the UK, USA and beyond.
We have extensive experience of working with pre-teens, teens and young adults in this field. We truly believe in our students and we know that our approach and method work.
We are a highly selective school and believe in quality over quantity and welcome students of all backgrounds and nationalities.
Anna is a LAMDA trained director with extensive experience of West End, Off West End, subsidised and regional theatre. Her work has included opera, musical, farce, classical and contemporary drama, television and recently feature film. Anna has worked at the National Theatre, Opera North, Shakespeare’s Globe to name but a few. She has coached professional actors for over ten years. Anna also works in casting with strong links to the UK, USA and Canada in film and television.
Jotham is an actor who studied Drama at the University of Bristol, and completed his vocational acting training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Jotham began his professional acting career at the age of 13 years old working for the BBC, ITV and Paramount Pictures (with Ridley Scott and Mike Figgis) amongst others.
Since graduating from RADA in 2004, Jotham has worked in film, theatre and television including the West End, European and international tours in USA, HBO Films, BBC, ITV amongst others. Jotham has also been an acting coach and teacher for ten years specialising in coaching students for film and television auditions (UK and USA), drama school auditioning and drama teaching.