Just Kidding Improv, LLC was started after enrolling my child in classes at a local improv theater. I saw how it started to transform her - she laughed more easily, used her imagination when playing with friends and was overall just having fun. I also noticed she was starting to problem solve situations when she was experiencing anxiety. There was a confidence in her that carried over to academics and relationships with her peers. That is when I knew I wanted other children to experience the power of improv. I
I have seen so many positive changes in the children, teens, adults and seniors I have worked with and it makes me so happy I embarked on this journey. I appreciate all the support and kind words.
Principles of Improv
Failure is Okay - you learn from it, so celebrate it
Make your partner look good
Yes... and.... Accept your partners offer and add to it
Fully commit to your choices
Do what comes next - keep it simple
Education & Background
Master of Arts Teaching
10 years classroom teacher and curriculum development
8 years Human Resources: Training and Development, Recruitment and Organizational Development
Improv is to play and have fun through games and interaction with peers. During play, it is not important that children find the right answer, more importantly while playing in improv, children learn it is okay to make mistakes - to learn from them and move forward. It is through this play we foster spontaneous and creative development.
What Are The Outcomes of Improv
Creative Thinking Skills
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Studied at HUGE Theater
Stevie Ray Improv Company
Numerous Workshops including:
Susan Messing, from Annoyance Theater and iO.
David Razowsky, from Second City Training Center. Jill Bernard, from HUGE Theater.
Joe Bill - iO Chicago
Matt Craig, iO West Theater.
Lauren Anderson, Brave New Workshop
Jimmy Carrane- Improv Nerd
I have a passion for improv, because it has changed my life. I have been blessed to be able to work with an amazing theater, HUGE, and an awesome improv community. I am a committed teacher, performer and student. In my 10 years in the classroom, I have applied improv techniques in my lessons with great results.
Something I have learned is that everyone can benefit from improv, no matter his or her abilities. I have taught all levels and abilities of students and seen amazing transformations.
My background is in teaching, curriculum development, human resources, training and development and project management. My degrees are in Communications from Winona State University and a Masters from the University of St. Thomas.
I continue to actively work on my own skills as an improviser and performer. I am involved in a duo, Community Ed, we have performed at both Green Bay Improv Festival and Omaha Improv Festival multiple times as well as locations all over the Twin Cities. HUGE Theater, Honey's, Bryant Lake Bowl, I have also produced a monthly improv show called Dynamic Duos at Dreamland Arts. We have performed for Fearless Comedy, as well as performing for private events. I also play in other improv group, Cursed and Amy Presents... I am located in St. Paul, Minnesota.