Coaches

Sean O'Reilly

House team member for 3 years and change at UCB. I'm on the Harold team Highwater now in its second season. I was on the Lloyd teams SLINGSHOT and ZADDY. I've been doing improv for almost 10 years now inside and out of UCB, so I do game but also incorporate emotionality, good acting, and some ana...
Schedule updated about 1 month ago

Rachel Taenzler

Hello! I am a performer on the UCBT Lloyd team Dog People and UCB's TourCo. I was previously on the Lloyd teams Statham and Judy Big Mouth. I've been studying at UCB since 2013 with a billion great teachers. I was in The Future is Female advanced class (Abra Tabak), as well as the ASPs The Mix...
Schedule updated about 1 month ago

David Bluvband

My name is David Bluvband and I want to coach your improv group or direct your video or web series. I've been studying improv and sketch at UCB since 2006. I have performed on Harold Night with the teams dybbuk, Dance Break, GoodGirl, The Enemy, 32K, and Brightlight. I currently perform at UCB...
Schedule updated about 1 month ago

Steven Polletta

Hello! I am a member of the UCBT Harold team Varsity and former house teams Party City and Horse Girl. I am a co-producer and cast member of the monthly LGBTQIA+ improv show Here & Queer. I also perform at the theater with Moof. I've also been in the following advanced study performance class...
Schedule updated about 1 month ago

Anthony Apruzzese

I have a few Tuesday nights open until my next class at UCB begins. If ya need a sub for your group holler at me! Anthony is a writer/performer living in Brooklyn by way of Bayonne, New Jersey and a Teacher at UCB. Anthony performs every Monday night at the UCBeast with Improv Nerds. Previousl...
Schedule updated about 2 months ago

Michelle Drozdick (Soloprov)

Soloprov can be daunting. Have you ever wanted to try it out, but just don't know where to begin? I am an active improviser (solo and ensemble), have had successful runs of scripted and non-scripted solo shows across NYC (most recently "Message in a Bottle", which was recommended by both Time ...
Schedule updated about 2 months ago

Leslie Diana

Hey! I'm Leslie and I'd love to coach your indie team or practice group! I'm currently on my second round of Lloyd (The Outlaw, Hometown Tigers), and have been studying improv at UCB for 4 years. Teachers include: Shannon O'Neill, Ben Rameaka, Patrick Noth, Zack Willis, Gavin Speiller, Carrie ...
Schedule updated about 2 months ago

Dani Grace

Hi, I'm Dani (or Danielle if you are related to me!) and I would love to coach your practice group or indie team! I'm a member on the UCBT Harold Team Promises and I host Indie Cage Match with my indie team, Brief Dragon. I also perform with Improvised Gilmore Girls and PoHa (The Post Harold Move...
Schedule updated about 2 months ago

Ariel Gitlin

Hi hello hi my name is Ariel! I would love to coach you in characters or direct your sketch show. When coaching characters, I love taking what's special and funny about your character and making sure it's super clear so we can go crazy from there.
Schedule updated about 2 months ago

Amanda Poryes

My first job, ever, was "teaching" improv to children in a theatre summer camp. By "teaching" I mean telling kids to play pretend... better? Since then, I've studied longform at the Groundlings and UCBNY. Improv: Brandon Scott Jones, Jordan Klepper, Nate Dern, Nicole Drespel, Michael Del...
Schedule updated about 2 months ago