Theatre – Music – Dance – Circus 

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists is an inclusive theatre company for 16-30s in the Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset area. EBYA exists to support young artists at the start of their careers. Together we devise ambitious, challenging live and digital work which we perform across the UK at theatres and festivals.  

Term Dates, Days and Times 

Term 1 10th September  – 10th December 2020 
Term 2 7th January  – 1st April 2021 
Term 3 22nd April  – 22nd July  2021 
Thursday evenings 6.30pm-8.30pm with one Saturday per month and school holiday intensives. 

Venue

We normally meet at The Lighthouse Arts Centre in Poole, but we are meeting online via Zoom during this time. 

Company Membership

Costs £70 per term. Full and half bursary places are available. Cost is never a barrier to access. 

Access

All our sessions are fully accessible.

Access logos: Sign language, R, AD and wheelchair user symbols in blakc and white
Join Us

Start a career, complete an Arts Award or just meet like-minded people, everybody in the Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset area between the ages of 16 and 30 years old is welcome. To join us, click here to fill in the form.

Projects 

Till We Win
Click here to find out more about the show.
2019 – Premiered at The Lighthouse in Poole
2021 – Touring to Bournemouth Emerging Arts Festival, Brighton Fringe and Birmingham Rep’s For/With/By

Becoming
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2017 – Performed at Circus City Festival, Bristol 
2018 – Performed at Birmingham Rep 
2019 – Performed at Bournemouth International Centre 

Past Members

Past members of Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists have gone on to train and work with Extraordinary Bodies, National Centre for Circus Arts, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Bird College Conservatoire for Dance and Musical Theatre, Winchester University, National Youth Theatre and Graeae Theatre Ensemble. 

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Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists is supported using public funding by National Lottery and Arts Council England.

Photos © Dom Moore, Paul Blakemore,
Will Clarke, Keziah Benbow

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists

Emily smiling to camera

Emily Cutler

Emily smiling to camera

Emily Cutler

Natalya, smiling, wearing a black hat

Natalya Howard

Natalya, smiling, wearing a black hat

Natalya Howard

Josh Ward smiling to camera

Josh Ward

Josh Ward smiling to camera

Josh Ward

Profile of Jessica Skelton, EBYA Member

Jessica Skelton

Profile of Jessica Skelton, EBYA Member

Jessica Skelton

Profile of Luke Davies smiling, EBYA member

Luke Davies

Profile of Luke Davies smiling, EBYA member

Luke Davies

Profile photo of Kieran Procter, EBYA Member

Kieran Procter

Profile photo of Kieran Procter, EBYA Member

Kieran Procter

Clarissa Hustler, EBYA member

Clarissa Hustler

Clarissa Hustler, EBYA member

Clarissa Hustler

Profile of Shane Masterman, EBYA Member

Shane Masterman

Profile of Shane Masterman, EBYA Member

Shane Masterman

EBYA Alumni

Profile of Dave Young, in front of a blue wall.

Dave Young

Profile of Dave Young, in front of a blue wall.

Dave Young

Dave is a writer, theatre-maker, workshop facilitator and board member for Diverse City, and winner of the Alan Martin Award for his Contribution to Creative Arts, leading writing workshops at the 1Voice annual conferences for communication aid users. He is a commissioned artist who regularly performs poetry as well as designing and creating poetry inspired art installations at festivals across the south west, including Inside Out Dorset and Funky Llama Festival, Plymouth Theatre Royal. Dave is currently working as librettist for the ‘Planted Symphony’ project with Drake Music.

Dave’s first scripted theatre show ‘Grow Up and Just Love Chocolate’ received Arts Council England Funding for a team of crew, actors, set and sound design, and debuted at Salisbury Playhouse as part of Fest West 2019 and went on to a repeat performance at Lighthouse, Poole. Dave plans to return to working on the show with a producer in the near future and book further performances at venues across the UK.

Dave’s creative career began through attending The Remix, through which Dave performed in Breathe at the opening of the Olympics in Weymouth and travelled to Brazil to work with disability dance groups. Dave also performed his poetry at the opening of the Paralympic games as part of the ‘Seen but Seldom Heard’ project.

Beth smiling to camera, hair tied back, wearing blue tshirt with white writing: THE FUTURE IS ACCESSIBLE

Beth Alsbury

Beth smiling to camera, hair tied back, wearing blue tshirt with white writing: THE FUTURE IS ACCESSIBLE

Beth Alsbury

I’m Beth, I’m from Frome in Somerset. I started working with Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists after participating in an Extraordinary Bodies creative explorations workshop in October 2017. I stayed with the youth company until August 2018 when I had to leave for university.
I fell in love with aerial circus, particularly static trapeze, and enjoyed challenging myself with new creative ways to use my body. I am currently studying BA Hons in Acting at RADA.
Rachel, smiling to camera

Rachel Oram

Rachel, smiling to camera

Rachel Oram

Freya Garner, EBYA member

Freya Garner

Freya Garner, EBYA member

Freya Garner

Hugo, a young white man, with light brown/blonde dreadlocks to his shoulders and a big smile!

Hugo Lucas-Rowe

Hugo, a young white man, with light brown/blonde dreadlocks to his shoulders and a big smile!

Hugo Lucas-Rowe

Rebecca Gear, EBYA member

Rebecca Gear

Rebecca Gear, EBYA member

Rebecca Gear

Hi I’m Becca and I’m from Bournemouth, I joined the EBYA family in 2015 and began my circus journey. With EBYA we created ensemble work that included theatre, movement and aerial. I also got the opportunity to travel to Bosnia with EBYA and teach my skills to others, along the way learning many of new skills, such as parkour!
Thanks to EBYA, I am now currently a second year degree student at the National Centre for Circus Arts, my discipline is dance trapeze and I also have a love for acrobatics, handstands, movement and much more!
Working with  a group of disabled and non-disabled artists really opened my perspective of circus, it was really lovely to work with such a beautiful group of people.

Profile of Anthony Periera smiling.

Anthony Periera

Profile of Anthony Periera smiling.

Anthony Periera