Coaches

Michael McLarnon

I love improv and have studied it at the Magnet Theater and the UCB. I've coached a number of groups, from newly-formed practice groups to indie teams, to Circuit and Supernova groups. I'm currently a member of Magnet Theater house improv team Titan, and former member of Dog Scarf and Call ...
Schedule updated about 1 year ago

Leanna McMillin

I want to coach your practice group! I am a thoughtful and enthusiastic coach who loves working with beginners (101/201 level). I will help you master the basics of scene work and play from a grounded place. I'm currently in the Advanced Study program at UCB, was a member of the 10,000 Ho...
Schedule updated about 1 year ago

Matt McCormick

Hey! I'm Matt, and I want to coach your improv team. I've been learning long-form improv since 2014. I'm currently in the UCB Academy program, and I've been taught by Gavin Speiller, Shaun Diston, Nicole Drespel, Patrick Noth, Zack Willis, Silvija Ozols, Casey Feigh, Anthony Apruzzese, Kevin H...
Schedule updated about 1 year ago

Joyah Spangler

Hey, check it out! As a coach, I like to focus on deep listening, bold physical/emotional choices and building a strong ensemble. I have experience in many different forms/philosophies of improv, including musical improv. I want to get down and dirty with your team to make some improv magic! ...
Schedule updated about 1 year ago

Ryan Barker

Hey there - I'd love to coach your practice group! I moved to New York in 2015 and I've been taking classes at UCB & performing around the city ever since. With a combined 7 years improv experience (4 in college and 3 here in the city) I'm excited to start coaching with the hopes of one day te...
Schedule updated about 1 year ago

James Dwyer

***Check my website for workshops and classes http://www.jamesbdwyer.com/workshops.html*** I have been a performer and teacher at UCB for the past decade. Currently you can catch me on Friday nights performing with The Law Firm. My credits at the theatre also include ASSSSCAT, Career Day LA, p...
Schedule updated about 1 year ago

Gregory Roberts

Hello, my name is Greg and I'd be thrilled and honored to be able to coach or sub for your practice group or team. I'd love to help out improvisers who are going through the core levels of 101-401. I've studied at UCB since 2015 (both improv and sketch) and am currently in the Academy. I've ha...
Schedule updated about 1 year ago

Blaise Vacca

hey, I'm blaise! my pronouns are they/them because I bring the nuance of a full greek chorus to every coaching experience. I'm also queer. I'm passionate about improv that is Empathic, Earnest, and Enthusiastic. (EEE!) I'm a UCB Academy student and have been on house teams at the PIT and the ...
Schedule updated about 1 year ago

Alex Simmons

Hi, I'm Alex, and I wanna coach your improv team! I've been studying at UCB since ~2014 and I've had a ton of really great teachers, like: Chelsea Clarke, Zack Willis, Ben Rameaka, Kate Zelensky, and Michael Delaney. *Currently available most weeknights (except Tuesdays and Fridays!)
Schedule updated about 1 year ago

Brendan Goggins

Hi, I want to coach your team! About me: I've being doing improv since 2011 and I currently perform with Magnet Theater house sketch team Newport. In the past I was on the Magnet house teams 1,000 Foot Whale Claw (improv), Squash, Pipe Dreams, and Startup (musical improv) as well as Danger ...
Schedule updated about 1 year ago