Instructors

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are proud and honored to present to you, the instructors of Mt Olymprov 2019, the 4th International Improv Festival in Athens, Greece! (All our instructors are available for coaching sessions during the festival. Contact us at mountolymprov@improvibe.gr to reserve yours!)

Our Instructors

Jill Bernard

Jill Bernard

Jill Bernard has been performing with ComedySportz-Twin Cities since 1993, and is a founding member of HUGE Theater in Minneapolis.

Her one-woman improv piece, Drum Machine, has been featured in over forty improv festivals.

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Joe Bill

Joe Bill

Joe Bill is widely regarded as one of the best teachers of Scenic and Comedic Improvisation in America today. He currently teaches, performs and is the Director of Corporate Training at iO Chicago. He is also on the faculty at The Second City Training Center where he teaches intensives in Duo Improvisation and Improvisation for Actors.

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Heather Urquhart

Heather Urquhart

Heather trained in Physical Theatre and then studied improvisation at Chicago’s I.O and Annoyance theatres. She is a performer with the Olivier award winning ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’ and a director & performer with The Maydays.

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Mico Pugliares

Mico Pugliares

Domenico (Mico) Pugliares was born in Sicily in 1967 but then moved to Milan where he has lived for the last 20 years. As strange as it might seem, he holds a master’s degree in Political Science. After dedicating many years to music (he’s been on stage since 1985), he began devoting himself to the theatre.

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Laura Doorneweerd

Laura Doorneweerd

Laura is an Amsterdam-based teacher, performer and director. She is a star of shows including all-woman action epic The Ferocious Four, two-hander Jochem & Laura, Raison d’être and Me & My Ex, and co-founder of the multi-lingual Ohana project for European improvisers.

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Kevin Scott

Kevin Scott

Kevin Scott began performing while at the legendary Harry S. Truman High School in Levittown PA (profiled in Drama High and the inspiration for NBC’s Rise). He began improvising in Chicago in the 1990s with Bang Bang (which also featured Tracy Letts, Kate Walsh and Michal Shannon).

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Jaklene Vukasinovic

Jaklene Vukasinovic

Jaklene Vukasinovic is a performer, producer and teacher from Melbourne, Australia. She began improvising in 2006 at the University of Melbourne with student collective Off The Cuff.

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Menelaos Prokos

Menelaos Prokos

Menelaos Prokos is an improviser based in Athens, Greece. His improv brain, though, developed in Austin, TX. After that, he moved back to his hometown, where he founded ImproVIBE, the country’s first improv school and theater.

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Katarzyna Chmara

Katarzyna Chmara

Kasia is an actress and teacher and performs with numerous improv groups, such as the popular “wymyWammy” (Bydgoszcz), the duo group “Two Sisters”, the Lodz based theatre group “Impro Atak” as well as the European improv project „Ohana”.

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Jules Munns

Jules Munns

He teaches it, performs it and writes about it. He is a co-founder and artistic director of the Nursery in London and a member of award-winning improv company The Maydays.

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Billy Kissa

Billy Kissa

Billy Kissa is an actress, won over by Improv Theater. After graduating “Theater of Arts, Karolos Koun”, she performed to her first play as a professional actress and at the same time she crossed paths with Improv Theater. It was love at first sight.

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Cedric Marschal

Cedric Marschal

Cédric is a member and co-founder of La Carpe Haute, from Strasbourg, France.

He loves miming, clowning and playing with the body, that’s what he wants to bring in his performances and workshops.

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