LET'S CELEBRATE YADA'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SOME ZANY FUN!

YADA IMPROV FOR KIDS!

SEE BELOW FOR YADA'S WINTER 2022 IMPROV CLASSES!

Say “Yes, and…” to this special Improv class! Classes will consist of theatre games, learning the basics of improvisation, and most of all, FUN! There is no denying these hilarious classes will have you and your friends and family cracking up!  Our audience suggestion is to sign up today! See below for class times and prices.

Improv Winter 2022

See below for class options

In Person or Online

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IN PERSON @

3rd Street

Improv Ages 6-8

Saturdays

10:00am-11:00am

Start: Feb 5 / End: March 12

Teacher:

Devyn Ward

Class Name:

ON THE FLY

$225

In Person classes will have a performance: @ YADA 3rd St. March 19 @ 3pm

IN PERSON @

3rd Street

Improv Ages 6-8

Saturdays

10:00am-11:00am

Start: Feb 5 / End: March 12

Teachers:

Piper Gillin/ Carrie-ann Pishnak

Class Name:

YES AND

$225

In Person classes will have a performance: @ YADA 3rd St. March 19 @ 10:30am

IN PERSON @

3rd Street

Improv Ages 8+

Saturdays

11:30am-12:30pm

Start: Feb 5 / End: March 12

Teachers:

Piper Gillin/ Carrie-ann Pishnak

Class Name:

CALLBACK

$225

In Person classes will have a performance: @ YADA 3rd St. March 19 @ 12pm

IN PERSON @

3rd Street

Improv Ages 6-8

Thursdays

3:45pm-4:45pm

Start: Feb 10 / End: March 17

Teachers:

Piper Gillin/ Carrie-ann Pishnak

Class Name:

PARTY QUIRKS

$225

In Person classes will have a performance: @ YADA 3rd St. March 19 @ 4:30pm

IN PERSON @

Studio City

Improv Ages 6-16

Saturdays

2:00p-3:00p

Start: Feb 5 / End: March 12

Teachers:

Piper Gillin/ Carrie-ann Pishnak

Class Name:

FAMILY PHOTO

$225

In Person classes will have a performance: @ YADA 3rd St. March 19 @ 1:30pm

YADA Improv for Kids!

Say “Yes, and…” to this special Improv class! Classes will consist of theatre games, learning the basics of improvisation, and most of all, FUN! There is no denying these hilarious classes will have you and your friends and family cracking up!  Our audience suggestion is to sign up today!

MEET YADA'S IMPROV DIRECTORS!

piper

PIPER

GILLIN

IMPROV TEACHER

Piper grew up in the Pacific Northwest where she performed in community theatre and with the "Short Shakespeareans" acting troupe. She transplanted to LA and earned a BA in theatre from the University of Southern California. She was a competitive dancer growing up, which led to her job at Disneyland dancing down Main Street, USA as a Parade performer. Piper has studied improv and sketch comedy at The Second City, UCB, and The Groundlings, and has many years of experience teaching youth improv programs at the Second City. Piper is a working stage, screen and voice actor, and is excited to share her love for the arts with the talented kiddos at YADA.

carrie ann

CARRIE-ANN

PISHNAK

IMPROV TEACHER

Carrie-ann Pishnak is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. She holds a BA in Theatre from UNLV, is a graduate of Nerdist improv program, The Second City Conservatory, Short Form and Long Form programs, and was classically trained at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford. Carrie-ann is a corporate narrator, a freelance producer and marketing brand specialist, as well as being an adjunct professor at CalArts where she teaches Improv. She is proud and grateful to have been an educator at various schools (including YADA) for over 30 years. You can catch Carrie-ann performing around town with her improv team, Aeroplane, and hanging out at home with her cat, Monster.

devyn

DEVYN

WARD

IMPROV TEACHER

Devyn has been a Director at YADA since Summer 2019 and is ecstatic to be here! She is a teaching artist, actor, and comedian based in Los Angeles, originally from Denver, Colorado. Devyn has been dancing since the age of 3, became a competitive dancer at age 10, then started her career as a dance teacher in college. Her love for theatre began in elementary school when she got involved with the after school musicals and a program called KidStage. After her first performance as "Lola the Lead Ladybug", she was hooked! Since then, she's performed in some amazing shows like Pride and Prejudice (Lady Catherine), Spring Awakening (Frau), and Shakepeare's Love's Labour's Lost (Holofernia). Devyn is also a comedic improviser and has been in a variety of improv and sketch shows including the Del Close Marathon in New York City. She's currently a student of UCB and Groundlings. She moved to LA shortly after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a BA in both Acting Performance and K-12 Theatre Education. Children's theatre has always been something held close to Devyn's heart, and throughout her education training she discovered an immense love for Theatre for Young Audiences. In 2017 she completed an educational internship with Lexington Children's Theatre and in 2018 she directed a mainstage touring TYA show at UNCo. Her favorite part of teaching theatre is being able to assist young people gain life skills such as discipline, confidence, and empathy while also giving them room for imaginative play and creativity. Devyn is thrilled to be pursuing an acting career in LA while also sharing her love of acting and dance with the wonderful YADA students.

Rainer is thriving at YADA and we are so happy to have found such a nurturing, amazing place for
him to learn.

You guys are epic… So amazed by the work and love that goes into each and every production. You help your students grow and shine. You deserve all the applause. We are blessed to be part of the YADA family.

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Thank you so much. I have already enrolled Janey for the next season. She tells me that she wants to go to YADA forever!

Skylar absolutely loves YADA and would not think of missing it. I enrolled her the very first day of registration so we should be all set!

Our daughter is thriving and extremely happy in your program!

Thank you again to you, all the teachers and Yada for this opportunity for Lourdes, her heart is so set on this.