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I’ve found YAFTA to be insightful with their suggestions for projects I’ve cast. Their actors have always behaved professionally, have been well prepared, gave very natural performances and listened well to direction.  They have always been a lovely agency to deal with.

Jane Anderson, Casting Director

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always impressed

I know the YAFTA team well and am always impressed by their level of commitment and enthusiasm to everything they do. Their passion is clear to see in the skill and standard of acting ability in their students.

Sophie Stocks, Emmerdale

fun, encouraging and challenging

A very professional organisation with experienced and friendly tutors for acting classes for all ages and levels and affordable Masterclasses for the more serious actors.  My 12 year old has been attending teenage acting classes for 8 months, progressing on from a children’s stage school.  She finds the classes fun, encouraging and challenging and now attends acting Masterclasses. I would highly recommend YAFTA to anyone of any age who is a keen to benefit from a structured, acting industry based education and learn from people who are experienced in the acting industry.

Cath Proctor- Parent of Child Actress

I can highly recommend YAFTA

My children (15 and 12 ) joined YAFTA last year.  The teaching in all the classes is of excellent quality, challenging yet positive and supportive. They have both learnt a tremendous amount in a very short time and are having a great deal of fun. My daughter has already had the opportunity to audition for a lead role in a Film4 feature film and both of them took part in a YAFTA programme for Made in Leeds TV.

As a parent who knows little about the industry I have really appreciated the professional way in which YAFTA and the agency are run and the practical information provided to help understand how the industry works. I can highly recommend YAFTA to anyone wishing  to explore Television and Film acting.

Catherine Barnard – Parent of Teenage Actors.

friendly instruction

My children (aged 7 & 12) have thoroughly enjoyed their weekly YAFTA classes which have helped with their confidence and acting ability. As Agency members, they have had the chance to audition for varied roles with the BBC, ITV and also, some adverts I would highly recommend YAFTA for both its professional, yet friendly instruction and the opportunities it offers.

Patsy Lavelle, Parent

The classes are fun yet stimulating

I have been interested in acting for a while, but never felt brave enough to commit to it, and YAFTA has given me the chance to try it without any judgement. The classes are fun yet stimulating, and people with different skills and experiences in acting are included, so you can be confident in your own space and time. Everyone is really helpful and friendly, and by being there for three months I have already seen a leap in my acting and understanding of the craft. I would definitely recommend YAFTA to anyone who wants to try out acting, and maybe they’ll find like I did, that they want to stay.

Christina Economides, YAFTA Student

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I cannot recommend YAFTA enough

Never did I ever believe that I could actually make a go of the career I’ve always wanted. In my mid-thirties, I’m currently embarking on a whole new way of life, a life that YAFTA has made possible. I had become stagnant, not acting or performing in any way for nearly 10 years. In the back of my mind, it’s always been there, this pressing thought that I have to make a go of it now or I never will. YAFTA was recommended to me by a very good friend of mine, someone successful in the industry, someone I trust. Once contacted, I have never looked back.

The quality of teaching is phenomenal both in the adult and the child classes and the confidence I have now comes from the team that know what they want. I believe that this is what I should be doing everyday and it has constantly been reinforced by the ever encouraging team. I cannot recommend YAFTA enough. The opportunities they offer make you feel part of something so wonderful. I go away from my class each week feeling far more settled in myself. I can do what I want, I have been doing what I want via the wonderful agency that is part of the academy. I will be successful and I am confident in this. Thank you YAFTA.

Kate Buckley, Actress

valuable advice and experience

YAFTA has helped me to gain the confidence I had lost and have helped me realise I CAN do what I always dreamed of. They have given me the opportunity to be part of an agency and given valuable advice and experience in the first steps of an acting career.

Leanne O’Rourke

I have benefitted from YAFTA

YAFTA helped towards a LAMDA qualification (Grade 8 Gold and Distinction) and a qualification in unarmed combat for stage & screen, the advice YAFTA have given has been instrumental in getting me several roles in film productions.

Paul Sutton, Actor

YAFTA has opened the doors

I’ve been delighted with the level of service and professionalism I have received from YAFTA. The classes have helped me regain my confidence in my acting ability and I have learnt new skills with the excellent level of teaching, even though I have a BA in acting. I have been accepted onto the agency and am getting work already, including a main role in a female comedy sketch show!! I would highly recommend YAFTA to any new and inspiring actors as well as to anyone who is experienced in the industry and wants to further their skills. YAFTA has opened the doors to so many projects and I’m looking forward to my future with them and the many more work opportunities I am totally confident will arise with the agency as my representation. 

Franny Treymaine, Actress

always so excited

I can’t recommend this company enough. My little girl’s confidence has improved so much in a few weeks since starting and she is always so excited to go back. I’ve never seen her so enthusiastic about anything. I am even going to start going to the adult classes myself.

Kristina Taylor

the best in Yorkshire

YAFTA is simply the best in Yorkshire for acting classes & workshops. I’ve attended many different classes in the past and none have gone into as much depth about acting than YAFTA. Low prices, experienced teachers, can’t recommend them enough.

David Jones

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