It's not about being funny. It's about being free!

Samantha Jones

Founder of Hudson Valley Improv

Who Are We?

Hudson Valley Improv primarily offers classes, private workshops and live shows in improvisation.  We teach adults and teens. 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.  

As time marched on, many of our students had a desire to perform and that's when our Advanced Track was born.  After completing solid base training in our Improv Empowerment course, students now had the option to move into Level 1 Performance Training. February 2016 marked the completion of our first Graduating class from Level 3 . The program is currently expanding to include House Team Level 4, which expands our teaching into producing and managing ones own improv troupe. .


Our work continues to grow. 

At Hudson Valley Improv we live to play. Won't you join us?

Samantha Jones - Founder/Director

Samantha Jones - Founder/Director