Intro To Improv


If you’re curious and looking to get a little taste of improv, our 4-week Intro classes are the perfect fit. In addition to meeting new people, you’ll improve your communication and interpersonal skills, develop as a public speaker, and have some silly fun with improv games galore!
For folks who enjoy the relaxed pace of our Intro classes, you are welcome (even encouraged) to take them more than once – no two classes are exactly the same!

Sundays, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, October 23 – November 16 (with  Adriana Johnston)

Mondays, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, November 21 – December 12 (with  Gilbert El-Dick)

Location: Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada 0

This class is four weeks, two hours per session. $130 (+HST)



CLASS POLICIES: There are no refunds or deferrals once class is in session (if you have to drop the class for whatever reason, there is the possibility of a discount to register for the next available class). Before registering, please read our policies on payment and other class expectations, to make sure that the class is right for you.



Adriana Johnston
Adriana started her improv journey in Denmark at Improv Comedy Copenhagen (ICC), is a graduate of and faculty member at the Improv Embassy, and has taken a class or two at some big-time theatres in Toronto.
In the good old days, she loved practicing and performing with her teams: CLAM, Black Box Comedy, and the Hive, and she now has high hopes for the return of the Ottawa improv scene! She’s performed at the Ottawa Fringe and Improv festivals, the Baltimore Improv Festival, the Fembassy, and various other indie shows in Ottawa. Adriana’s favourite improv game is the Beastie Boys Rap and when she’s not doing improv, you’ll find her biking or tending to her many houseplants!
Gilbert El-Dick

Gilbert studied improv in high school and then under Hugh Neilson, Founder of the Canadian Improv Games, before finding his home at the Improv Embassy, where he fell in love with the school and the community. He is just as happy teaching as he is being in front of an audience and has performed at the Ottawa Fringe Festival, Ottawa Comiccon and the Ottawa Improv Festival with the popular improv troupe Quest Friends Forever. He has also attended improv workshops and symposiums in both Ottawa and Toronto.

His favorite thing about teaching is seeing grown adults laugh, play and come out of their shells one night a week.

He is a proud father of two awesome little girls and will not stop talking about them.

He also uses the word “awesome” way too often.