Coaches

Elisa Ballou

Hi!! I'm Elisa and I would love to coach you! I've been studying improv at UCB since 2016. You can currently see me every Monday hosting and performing at Kaleidoscope, a long running improv mash-up show, and working at the UCB Training Center. I've also performed in a few ASPs including Concrete...
Schedule updated 5 days ago

Dave Siegel

Experienced, effective veteran coach who is a former UCB Harold team performer and taught all core levels for years at the UCB Training Center. I've been regularly coaching improv in New York City since 2008, and have worked with everyone from 101 practice groups to established indie teams to...
Schedule updated 5 days ago

Brandon Dzirko

I'd love to work with you! You can catch me on Harold Night with Game 7, formerly with Bounce House and The Outlaw. I've been in some fun ASP's: Feature Presentation (The Movie), Eclipse (The Bat), The Eleven O'Clock Number (Musical), and Hallowed Halls (Created form). I play regularly with Br...
Schedule updated 6 days ago

Lilian Tanner

Look! I'm laughing in my picture so you know that I'm funny. Hi, I'm Lilian. I've been improvising for 5 years. I've studied at UCB with Molly Lloyd, Doug Moe, Keisha Zollar, and John Timothy. I've performed with my indie team Stranded truly everywhere in the city, and I've been on Boogiemanja at...
Schedule updated 6 days ago

Silvia Menendez

Hi! My name is Silvia and I'd love to coach you! I perform on UCB's Lloyd Night with Bounce House. I've taken classes at UCB with Johnna Scrabis, Lou Gonzalez, Anthony Appruzzese, Molly Thomas, and Caroline Martin. Former indie teams include Just A Phase and Heavy Cream. I love working on emotion...
Schedule updated 6 days ago

James Butler

Hello, I'd be super excited to coach your team! I currently perform on UCB's Lloyd Night with Din-Din. I've taken classes at UCB with Morgan Grace Jarrett, Doug Moe, Achilles Stamatelaky, Johnna Scrabis, and Zack Willis. My indie team 2 Chairz has been coached by Christina Dabney, Chrissie G...
Schedule updated 6 days ago

Leah Evans

Hello! My name is Leah. Chances are if you've been performing in the city, or are a new team looking for stage time, you've been on one of my shows. I've performed at many NYC venues including PIT, Magnet, UCB, UCBeast, The Tank, Creek and Cave, and many more. I served as Artistic Associate at Th...
Schedule updated 6 days ago

Benjamin Cohen

Hey everyone, I really love improv and I'd love to work with your group! I'm also a Screenwriting & Improv teacher at the NYFA and ESRA schools. I began studying Improv & Sketch at the UCB, Annoyance, and Reckless in 2012. I performed Improvised Movies with Reckless House Team (RIP), Bronson and ...
Schedule updated 6 days ago

Tim Mahoney

Hi! 👋 Let's work on whatever you want! I like to focus on playing from your gut and trusting yourself and your teammates to love whatever happens—that's always the most entertaining and surprising way to play 'game.' By supporting your scene partners to death, they'll hopefully be no room...
Schedule updated 6 days ago

Jake Cornell

Hi! I'm Jake, I’m a house team performer at UCB and I’d love to coach your team or practice group! I perform at UCB Hell’s Kitchen with my Harold team, Promises. My indie team, Funky Hard Beats, has made it to the Cage Match tournament of champions for the past two years and performs both at...
Schedule updated 7 days ago