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The Training Center

Impro Theatre follows the American Conservatory Theater’s philosophy and commitment to nurturing artists from diverse backgrounds and embraces the challenging dynamics of training and performance that lie at the heart of institutions. While at our CORE, we are a company of actors with a deep passion for transformative theatrical performances, our training center puts our mission into action.

Photo of three students on stage, two are holding each other and one is on the floor crawling under their legs


Since 1989, Impro Theatre School has taught classical theatre training and the fundamentals of narrative improv for students of all levels. Our CORE program teaches highly valuable social emotional skills that are transferable to other disciplines and careers and can help students thrive personally and academically outside of the classroom. A recent study published in Medical Teacher revealed that improv can cultivate a sense of community and belonging as well as:


  • Support open communication

  • Empathy

  • Resiliency

  • Non-verbal communication

  • Build confidence

  • Team building & leadership


With decades of professional industry experience, our faculty are actors, writers, and directors from Impro Theatre’s Main Company. Their TV & film credits include:

The Righteous Gemstones, Black-ish, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Chelsea Lately, After Lately, The Mentalist, Monk, Conan O’Brien, Law & Order Seinfeld, Desperate Housewives, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Castle, Malcolm in the Middle, Reno 911!, CSI, The Practice, Campus Ladies, Judging Amy, How I Met Your Mother, ER, Gilmore Girls, Bones, Mad About You, Californication, Jonas, Greek, My Name Is Earl, iCarly, The Goldbergs, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lie To Me, World Cup Comedy, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, Balls Of Fury, A Mighty Wind, Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure, The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, Firebuds, Will & Grace, Prime Suspect, Dirty John, Perry Mason, & Impeachment.

Photo of a teacher, Mike Rock, speaking with a students
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