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NYT Social Ambassadors 2018 announced!

Posted 29 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

To celebrate the New Year, we're thrilled to be able to announce the names of our brand new NYT Social Ambassadors, selected to represent NYT throughout 2018. 

We love championing the voices of our members, so this brand new NYT Social Ambassador programme will give our members the chance to have their voice heard online, on social media and at NYT events!

Here are our 2018 NYT Social Ambassadors! 

Luke Aaron | Facebook | Instagram

Luke joined NYT in 2015, and about to start a new exciting adventure training in Applied Theatre at Drama School in September. He is currently facilitating workshops at home in Gloucestershire, spreading the opportunities & magic of NYT to young people - something Luke's very passionate about ! Through creating and developing a Facebook Group called 'NYT Members' Luke has tried to build a tool for the thousands of NYT Members across the UK to communicate and network more easily. It currently hosts just under 2000 members so, if you're a member, make sure you join too!

Madeline Drury | Twitter | Instagram

After completing the NYT Senior Acting Course in the summer of 2017, Maddie is now embarking on a gap year. She is currently working as a child chaperone backstage on York Theatre Royal's legendary panto whilst she produces her own documentary series for YouTube. After travelling, Maddie aspires to be a journalist and theatre maker.

Zachary Hing | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Page

Zachary is from London and is an actor-dancer with Frantic Assembly and Soho Theatre Young Company. Zachary is currently working on an LGBT+ theatre project with Rikki Beadle-Blair and developing a drag performance at Soho Theatre.

Sophie Huggins | Twitter

Sophie Huggins is an actor, YouTuber and theatre reviewer. She reviews for both The Reviews Hub and her personal blog, soakingupthestage all over the world. She graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth, with a First Class Honours in Acting and went on to perform at Brighton Fringe. Having been a proud member of the National Youth Theatre since 2016 she has since course assisted for the company and is still a very active member of NYT.

Tiwalade Ibirogba Olulode | Twitter | Instagram

Tiwalade Ibirogba Olulode is a British born Nigerian actress, playwright and dancer; she trained as an actor at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, graduating in April 2015. It is here that she found her passion for writing, started off with poetry which then led to short plays. Since then she joined the National Youth Theatre and is super excited to be a Social Ambassador for such an amazing organisation. 

Joseph Payne | Twitter 

Joseph Payne has been a member of the National Youth Theatre since 2014 after graduating from a foundation at East 15 Acting School. Since then he has graduated with a First Class Honours in Acting at the Arts University Bournemouth and recently performed in NYT’s recent production of DNA by Dennis Kelly. Outside of acting Joseph also has a YouTube channel and is a Sound Designer; most recent credits include Alice by Laura Wade at AUB and The Shining directed by David Glass. 

What's the NYT Social Ambassador scheme? 

Our Social Ambassador scheme aims to put member voices centre stage! Our Ambassadors will promote NYT through their own online presence to other young people who might want to join the company, and work with NYT to create exciting content on our social media! Our Social Ambassadors receive: 

Social Ambassadors will receive… 

  • Marketing training from National Youth Theatre 
  • Invitations to NYT press previews, opening nights and events 
  • The latest National Youth Theatre merchandise 
  • Free Self-Tape feedback from an NYT Associate
  • As well as a number of other perks!