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I grew up in Rochester, NY and shuffled off to Ohio to study theatre and neuroscience at Oberlin College. I am now an actress, improviser, and children's improv instructor in New York City. I taught improv and drama classes to children ages 4-18 for many years at the MAD Factory in Cleveland, OH . I am currently teaching in the after-school program at the Studio School in Manhattan and preparing for classes at the Grace Church School.

I am also available to teach private lessons in the home or in a studio.

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Improv teacher for children New York, NY
Professional Actress and Improviser New York, NY
More About Me
I love to teach and perform longform improv. I also enjoy Prospect Park, the New Yorker, seeing theatre, and reading novels.
Work Experience:
2008 - Special Guest Instructor: Philadelphia Improv Festival
2008 - Improv Instructor: Studio School, ages 5-8, 9-13
2004-2008 - Improv Coach/Sketch Director: Smooth Operator, Those Daring Young Men, Beast, Sunshine Scouts, Three Man
2006-2008 - Area Kids Productions: Independent producer
2005-2006 - Holson Productions: Comedic actress and improviser
2004-2005 - Troika Entertainment: Actress in national tour of Crazy For You
2001-2004 - MAD Factory: Instructor of improv and musical theatre
Oberlin College, B.A. in Theatre, minors in Neuroscience and Politics, magna cum laude
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For more information on the classes I teach, check out Cake Improv at:
Jill Donnelly is located in New York, NY and has the following skills: Improv teacher for children, Professional Actress and Improviser
Acting / Drama, Childcare
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Improv teacher for children

Category: Childcare
I am a New York City-based instructor, and I teach longform improv comedy to children (ages 4-18) in the tri-state area. I am available for after-school programs, private coachings, and educational workshops, tailored to the needs of your children or teens. And it's great fun!

What can longform improv do for my child?

Longform is great learning tool and lots of fun! There are no right or wrong answers, everyone’s an expert, and humor is the key. It focuses on many of the critical life skills taught every day in classes:

* listening
* memory
* teamwork

Longform also teaches students how to: respond appropriately to each other, develop vivid characters, and capture the pulse of the audience.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 7

Professional Actress and Improviser

Category: Acting / Drama
My recent theatre credits include: 365 Days/365 Plays (The Public Theatre), News in Revue (Coconut Grove Playhouse), How the Other Half Loves (Cortland Rep), and Crazy For You (National Tour).

These days, you can catch me at the UCB Theatre on a Harold team (RAGNAROCK), a Maude team (27 KIDNEYS), and around town with the independent improv team, WILDER.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Oberlin College, UCB Training Center, Michael Howard Studios
Years Experience: 7