Teachers

Teachers

A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present. – Confucius

We do not restrict our teachers with a set curriculum. Instead we carefully select teachers who are diverse, knowledgable and passionate. We feel this gives our students the best, most unique and engaging class experience possible.

The value of our classes lies in the quality of our teachers.

Levin O’Connor

Education:
Kenyon College, Gambier OH

Training:
ImprovOlympic, Chicago IL
The Second City, Chicago IL
Hot House Theater, North Hollywood CA

Credits:
Teacher @ iO West (2011-present)
Teacher @ Westside Comedy Theater (2009-present)
2007 Del Close Award: Coach of the Year
2008 & 2009 Del Close Award: Best Harold Team (USS Rock N Roll)
1996 Most Improved Player, Brooks School Varsity Basketball

Performances:
NOW? @ Westside Comedy Theater, Santa Monica CA
The Armando Show @ iO West, Hollywood CA

Levin O'Connor

Annie O’Connor

Education:
Ball State University, Muncie IN Education: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Training:
ImprovOlympic West, Los Angeles CA

Credits:
Teacher @ iO West (2012-present)
Teacher @ Westside Comedy Theater (2009-present)
Teacher @ AMDA (2011-2012)
2010 & 2012 Del Close Award: Coach of the Year
2008 & 2009 Del Close Award: Best Harold Team (ISS Rock N Roll)

Performances:
NOW? w/ Annie & Levin @ Westside Comedy Theater, Santa Monica CA
Heyday – House Harold Team @ iO West, Hollywood CA

Annie O'Connor

Bryan Irzyk

Education:
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Training:
ImprovOlympic, Chicago IL
The Second City, Chicago IL
LA Connection Comedy Theater, Sherman Oaks, CA

Credits:
Coach: “And the Winner Is…..” Westside Comedy Theater, Santa Monica, CA 2009
2008 & 2009 Del Close Award: Best Harold Team (USS Rock N Roll)
1992 Naperville Central High School Red and White Award Winner, Wrestling and Gymnastics

Bryan

Bob Dassie

Training:
ImprovOlympic, Chicago IL
The Second City, Chicago IL
Stuart Rogers Workshop, North Hollywood CA

Credits:
Teacher at iO Chicago & Los Angeles
Del Close Awards: Dasariski & Quartet
Multiple Festival Workshops

Performances:
WeirDass, Dasariski & Quartet @ iO West, Hollywood CA
Gravid Water @ UCB, Hollywood CA

Bob

Julie Granata Hunicutt

Education:
The Theatre School, DePaul University, Chicago IL
Sheffield University, Sheffield, England, UK

Training:
Steppenwolf Classes West, Los Angeles CA
ImprovOlympic, Chicago IL
ImprovOlympic West, Los Angeles CA
Yoga Alliance Teachers Certification

Credits:
Teacher @ Art of Acting /Stella Adler Studio West (2013/14)
Teacher @ Cal State Univeristy Summer Arts (2012)
Teacher/manager @ Yogavidala Yoga Studio (2011 – 2013)
Teacher/manager @ Shaktibox Yoga Studio (2009 – 2011)
Teacher @ Karuna Yoga Studio (2006 – 2009)
2013 Best Actress – Los Angeles Ovation Nomination (Private Lives, Rubicon Theatre, Ventura CA)

Performances:
35 + professional productions in regional theaters in Chicago and on the West Coast, including: Rubicon Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Boston Court, Ensemble Theatre Company, B- Street Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, and Steppenwolf Theatre.

Julie Granata Hunicutt

Justin Michael Terry

Education:
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley CO

Training:
Improv Olympic, Chicago IL
iO West, Los Angeles CA
Groundlings, Los Angeles CA
Second City Hollywood, Los Angeles CA
Upright Citizens Brigade, Los Angeles CA
ComedySportz LA, Los Angeles CA
The Miles Stroth Workshop, Los Angeles CA
NOW, Los Angeles CA
Bovine Metropolis, Denver CO

Credits:
Teacher @ ComedySportz LA (2014-Present)
2012 and 2013 Del Close Award Nominee: Best Non-Harold Team (Drunkards & Dragons)
2014 Del Close Award Nominee: Best Harold Team (Wheelhouse)
2014 Del Close Award Nominee: Best New Team (Red Door)

Performances:
Wheelhouse @ iO West, Los Angeles CA
The Resistance @ The National Comedy Theatre, Los Angeles CA
Red Door @ Various Venues, Los Angeles CA
LAb @ iO West, Los Angeles CA
ComedySportz Main Company @ The National Comedy Theatre, Los Angeles CA

Follow:
www.justinmichaelterry.com
Twitter @justimpro
FB @ facebook.com/justimpro
Instagram @justimpro

Justin Michael Terry