Coaches

Brandon Dzirko

In person improv is coming back, and I'd love to work with you! I’m fully vaccinated so I can coach in person. But if that’s not your jam, Zoom improv practices can be fun too! I was on the Harold Team Game 7 until the theater closed. Before that, I was on Lloyd Bounce House and The Outlaw. I'...
Schedule updated 5 months ago

Chris Griswold

Discover how simple good improv can be. Learn to trust yourself and stop overthinking. Overcome your obstacles and learn to perform effortlessly. Let's figure out where you and your group want to go - I will get you there. As a professional coach with 20+ years experience, I can coach students...
Schedule updated 5 months ago

Christopher Scott

Member of Thank You Robot, one of the longest running independent improv teams in NYC. House performer and teacher at UCBNY (for whatever that is worth). What the hell is improv now? I don't know. Let's figure it out. I did learn during 2020 that I hate coaching via zoom. Now I'm full vacci...
Schedule updated 5 months ago

Alex Cheng

Hey, I'm Alex, I was on house teams at UCB, and I'd love to fight you and your whole group. Oh, you want me to coach you on Zoom instead? That's fun too! My experience: I performed on Harold Night with the spooky freaks of Ritual, I play with the lovely psychos of Asian AF, I was on the iconic...
Schedule updated 6 months ago

Billy Soco

Hey there! I'm Billy Soco and I'm an actor and improviser who would love to coach your team! I currently perform at Magnet Theater with Musical Megawatt team Kittyhawk (forms: Rock Opera, Monoscene) and Megawatt team Big Whoop (forms: Busy Town, One World, Spokane). I also throw down with al...
Schedule updated 6 months ago

Amara Leonard

I'm Amara Leonard and I'm a coach and performer based in NYC. I have experience performing and coaching at The Magnet Theater, The Second City, The PIT, and The Annoyance Theater. I performed sketch, long-form improv, and short form improv with Mee-ow Comedy, Northwestern Sketch TV, and The Ti...
Schedule updated 6 months ago

James Dwyer

I was a performer and teacher at UCB for the past decade all the way up until the theatre ceased all NY operations during the pandemic. My credits at the theatre include The Law Firm, ASSSSCAT, poHa, Strife, One Man Harold, Harold Night and more. My training has primarily been through the UCB ...
Schedule updated 7 months ago

Frank Angelini

Hi, I'm Frank! I started improvising in 2007, was a teacher at The Annoyance Theatre NY until its closing and was also the creator and artistic director of The Queen's Secret Improv Club (The QSIC.) I'm currently on the house team Sick Passenger at The PIT, and I've played on Detention and Salt ...
Schedule updated 11 months ago

Amanda Breen

Hey! Currently coaching via Zoom for any teams interested! Past (that is sad) Info: I'm a house team performer at UCB. Currently, I'm a member of the Harold Team, Calico. Previously (but forever in my heart), I was on the Lloyd Team, Hometown Tigers. I co-host of the Improv Jam, The Lady Jam ...
Schedule updated about 1 year ago

Betsy Helmer

Hey, hey, hey! I would love to coach your practice group or improv team! I have experience coaching over zoom, and would love to help you keep your skills sharp. Pre pandemic, I was on UCB's Lloyd night teams, "MONEY, money" and "Din Din." I'm in UCB's Academy and I'm an actor who does theater,...
Schedule updated about 1 year ago