It's not about being funny. It's about being free!
Founder of Hudson Valley Improv
Hudson Valley Improv is an award-winning improv training center that primarily offers classes, private workshops and live shows in improvisation. We also do specialized private coaching for solo performers.
We teach adults . Our method of improv is based in in a method evolved by Samantha Jones called Improv Empowerment. Her method involves personal empowerment and a unique blend of actor training techniques we find imperative for a skilled improvisor.
After teaching her method in NYC for over 20 years, Samantha Jones moved to the Hudson Valley and founded Hudson Valley Improv Training Center. Once word spread, our classes were filled with curious people from all backgrounds. "I've always wanted to take an improv class!" became a regular saying around here, and we were thrilled to bring that opportunity to our students.
After completing solid base training in our Level 1 Improv Empowerment course, students now had the option to move into Level 2 Performance Training. Level 3 takes the improv student into our MASTERY Level and transforms them into an improv artist to prepare them for professional level shows both as a director and ensemble performer. House Team Level 4, expands our teaching into creating original games, theatre, film and more and empowers the group to manage the group as more of a theatre company .
Our work continues to grow.
At Hudson Valley Improv we live to play. Won't you join us?
Samantha Jones - Founder/Director
This is where your improv journey begins. Join us!