The first improv class I ever took started on February 18th, 2013. Little did I know that this incredibly strange and wonderful art form would become my life. I am forever grateful to my first teacher, Tami Nelson, who guided me through classes, trusted me to teach incoming students, and ultimately led me to a role as the co-director of their conservatory.
Ten years on and I am still surprised by the power of improv. The power to bring people together. The power of being heard. The power of listening. And, of course, the power of joy. I truly believe that improv can help make the world a better place, and I’m humbled to be able to be a small part of that change.
Just under five years ago, in May of 2018, I founded Anubis Improv. In the last five years I’ve had the pleasure of creating and teaching an Improv for Actors curriculum, a four-level long-form improv curriculum, and numerous professional team-building workshops. I’ve been able to work with best friends and dear partners.
With all of that in mind, I’d like to take just a moment to be grateful for everything improv has given me. To thank my teachers, mentors, friends, and partners. To thank every student who ever took a class with me, every teacher who has worked with me, every business that has trusted me with their employees. Improv has given me a career, a passion, and the love of my life. I owe so much to this weird little art form, and I hope to be able to spend the next ten years giving back a small portion of the love and joy I’ve received.
I’ve got your back,