Since formed in 2002 we’ve had many of our talented performers go on to great things, where are they now?
Congratulations to Paige Allen for the Groupon Ad
Ex YOS member Corey young singing with his band Apollo Soul!! Simply amazing!!
Apollo Soul Cover JUSTIN BIEBER’S “LOVE YOURSELF” In Session at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham (check out YouTube below)
One of our Ex YOS member Kia Gates has been busy song writing!! Well done Kia we are very proud of you!! Xx (check out YouTube below)
Dylan Hartnell – One of our Ex YOS members Dylan Hartnell has an amazing opportunity to attend a Musical Theatre school in Barcelona. Unfortunately the student loans don’t cover him to study there. Dylan is a very talented young man and has played Javert in Les Mis amongst other large roles with YOS. We are not begging for him but we ask that if you can help please do!! We believe in all our YOS members and any help we can give we will do so!! Many thanks!!
Dominic Harris – Now working professionally in the West End playing the First Drifter in “Beautiful”
Lisa-Marie Holmes – Lisa is still touring as the First Diva in ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’
Mitch Coughlin-Miller – Mitch got through to the final of ‘The Voice’, as part of Rita Ora’s team and has continued to work professionally since. He is currently performing in the ‘Thursford Christmas Spectacular’
James Hudson – James will be performing as Prince Charming at the Stratford Art House in ‘Cinderella’
Adam Walker – Adam continues to live and teach Drama in Hong Kong, performing in and directing a number of shows each year.
Samantha Dorrance – Samantha joined YOS when she was 10 and left when she was 15 after winning Disney Channel’s “You’re The Star” talent competition. She went on to become the face of Disney Channel UK, having her own music video, her own TV Show as well as being part of other Disney shows and projects. She also worked for Disney US on the set of High School Musical 3 where she interviewed the cast and gave Disney Viewers an exclusive backstage look into the making of the movie.
She then went on to play the role of Laura in the hit West End musical “Dreamboats and Petticoats”. She toured the show for a year before being transferred to London. This being her first leading lady role in the West End. Playing the Playhouse Theatre before moving to the beautiful Wyndham’s Theatre.
After that, Samantha turned to TV again, playing the role of Zoe in BBC1’s Doctor’s, Presenting the “Disney Channel Dance Along” as well as Disney Junior’s “Dance With Disney Junior”
Amongst this, Samantha often stars in Panto at Christmas (Usually as Cinderella, Snow White or Wendy) and various plays such as “And This Was Odd” and “Death Of a Nightingale”.
Samantha is also a Singer/Songwriter and is currently working on her first EP “Going My Way” set to release later this year. Join her on Twitter for updates at : @DorranceTweets
Carl Tracey – Carl is most well known for being ‘that yellow one with the hat’ – 1/5 of the popular children’s musical group Go!Go!Go! The group were formed by Mike Stock (Stock, Aitken & Waterman) and Steve Crosby (The brainchild behind the pop group Steps). Since launching in 2010 the band have completed two hugely successful West End runs and a seasons residency at Alton Towers Resort. In 2013 the band joined forces with Nickelodeon UK to film a series of pop videos for Nick Jr. Their songs can now be seen and heard daily on the channel. The guys are also regular faces on air, introducing upcoming shows and reading bedtime stories.Early in 2014 Go!Go!Go! completed a tour of the UK with a sold-out show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, attracting critical acclaim and a host of new fans. They also released their debut CD & DVD package, Radio Go!Go!Go! that entered the Top 75 in April and was only pipped to the top of the Children’s Chart by Disney’s Frozen! Carl and the band rounded off the year by signing to Universal Music – Malaysia and launched Go!Go!Go! in Kuala Lumpur with a series of live shows and television/radio performances.Carl swapped yellow for green in Dec 2014 taking to the skies in his professional pantomime debut as ‘Peter Pan’ in Southborough. Since then, the band have been busy back on the road here in the UK kicking off their 35 date live tour in association with Haven.
Carl is a very proud ex ‘yosser’
Joshua Coley – Joshua graduated from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts with the prestigious Musical Theatre Excellence award.
Theatre credits include: Charlie the Elf in Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas (Epsom Playhouse), Assistant Choreographer for 42nd Street and Footloose (New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham), Schlomo Metzembaum in Fame the Musical (Scandanavia), PC Pong in Aladdin (Newbury Corn Exchange), Prince’s Steward in Into The Woods (Ye Olde Rose and Crown, London), Ensemble in Finias Rainbow (Union/Charing Cross Theatre), Stephen in Ushers: The Front Of House Musical (West End Producers Search For a Twitter Composer, Soho Theatre), Casey in The Sword and the Dope (Courtyard Theatre), Ensemble/Understudy Ben in Firing Life: A New Musical (Camden Fringe).
Roles whilst training: Featured soloist in The Significance of 7 (Bloomsbury Theatre), Tom Collins in Rent (Avondale Theatre), Touchstone in As You Like It (London TIE), Sinatra in Italia Conti Centenary Show with Bonnie Langford and Tracy Bennett (The New Wimbledon Theatre).
Television: Dancer in BBC’s The One Show (Arlene Phillips), School For Stars (CBBC).
Recordings: Featured Soloist, MacGregor: A New Musical demo.