New Youth Theatre - Essex Centre

New Youth Theatre

About Us

Andrea Binks - Artistic Director & Choreographer

Background
  • Andrea Binks is an accomplished performer and team leader with a background in the performing arts and television. She has developed a reputation for not only operating to the highest possible standards of personal performance and integrity, but also for the identification, nurturing and supporting of emerging talent.
  • Andrea has interviewed many famous faces from a wide variety of professions including Rihanna, Lynda La Plante, Sir Iain Rankin and Sir Alec Stewart to name but a few.
  • Senior Presenter, Sit-up TV, London, UK June 2003- present
  • Freelance presenter and performer covering both live and recorded environments
  • Founder and Managing director, Baylees theatre school, Essex, UK July 2002-2009
  • Freelance dancer and performer contracts dating 1996-2002.
  • Performers Dance College, Corringham- Diploma in Performing Arts (1996)
  • Cornelius Vermuyden School, Canvey Island, Essex- 11 GCSEs (grades A-C)
  • Joined NYT in 2018
Andrea Binks

Natalie Cleverley - Choreographer

Background
  • Trained at Laine Theatre Arts gaining a distinction in her Associate teaching qualification.
  • Natalie has enjoyed a varied career in performing, taking her all over the world, including many variety shows in the UK
  • She has performed with Sir Ken Dodd, Les Dawson, Leslie Crowther, Dickie Henderson, Cannon and Ball, Little and Large, The Grumblweeds, Roy Hudd, Rod Hull & Petula Clarke to name a few!
  • Performed in over 25 pantomimes and 20 summer seasons, including cabaret shows, tours, radio and television.
  • Appeared as a shopping channel presenter on Price drop TV for over 3 years plus a christmas season guest presenting on QVC.
  • An experienced teacher having choreographed and directed many productions.
  • Natalie has taught a variety of ages- from toddlers to adults.
  • Joined NYT in 2018
Natalie Cleverley