Angela (she/her) has been a performer at The Improv Centre since 2012. She is currently the Interim General Manager, helping to restart the theatre and guide operations following its 17-month closure. She is incredibly passionate about improv comedy, having studied both locally in Vancouver, as well as Second City and iO in Chicago. As a corporate trainer and facilitator, she uses improv to help build strong teams and to create avenues for innovation and growth. Angela has a BA in Communications and an MA in International Affairs (faculty of Public Administration).
Outside of TIC, Angela Galanopoulos is an award-winning actor, writer and producer in Vancouver. You can see her in the Netflix series ‘Grendel’, Hulu’s ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’, and the webseries ‘Michelle’s: A Canadian Soap Opera‘, which she co-wrote and starred in. If there is something you need to know about Angela, it’s that she does an incredible dolphin impression.
Jalen is an actor, producer, award winning photographer. She is an impassioned advocate for spreading joy and laughter, both on-stage and off. She has been performing for audiences since the age of three in everything from Shakespeare to Schönberg. She joined the wonderful world of improv in 2016, rising to the ranks of main-stage performer at The Improv Centre within two years.
Since that time, Jalen has enjoyed performing with, and learning from, a great number of talented improvisors and actors, based in Vancouver and around the world. She now revels in sharing the joy of improv with students of her own, ranging in age.
Jalen has worked in Education, Non-Profit, Administration and Human Resources. She has also had numerous volunteer roles with community outreach projects and children’s programs focused on music and performance.
Front of House & Theatre Operations Manager
Michele (she/her) joined The Improv Centre team in September 2021. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role from 20+ years in the fashion retail industry as a General Manager, Facilitator, Leader, Teacher, and Coach. Before joining TIC, Michele worked as a Production Coordinator for CircusWest Performing Arts Society where she was responsible for marketing and promotions, front of house operations and overseeing the hair, make-up, costume, and volunteer departments. She studied at the University of Victoria where she graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Performance and Psychology (major) and Sociology (minor). Michele is thrilled to be part of the team at TIC. It’s the perfect place for her to continue in her goal to immerse herself in the arts community, to impact it in a positive way, and to thrive doing a job she loves! Outside of TIC, Michele is an accomplished Costume Designer and Seamstress specializing in circus costumes and has her own RTW collection “Belleame Designs”. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, photography, dancing, sewing and singing – you may even see her on a stage near you performing with local choirs.
Johnny (he/him) brings over 10 years of marketing experience to his role at The Improv Centre. Comedy is a joy near and dear to his heart, though he’s definitely better one-on-one than in a group setting. He’s glad he’s found a home at TIC, creating a space for creativity and humour to thrive in the city.
Coming from leadership roles within the world of sales, marketing, and operations, his core values are built from a sturdy framework of captivating storytelling and exceptional customer experience.
Originally studying English Literature and Communications at SFU, he keeps busy as a multidisciplinary artist in the Vancouver arts community. No stranger to Granville Island, he has staged many productions there as Co-Founder and Production Director of local Vancouver theatre company Little Mountain Lion Productions.
Ticketing & Guest Services Coordinator
Kayla (she/her) is ecstatic to be joining the wonderful team here at The Improv Centre and to be back in Vancouver! She has spent the last decade away training and working as an actor, receiving a BA in Theatre Acting from Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS) as well as an Acting for Media Diploma from George Brown College (Toronto, ON). Her love of the arts led her to work at various theatre box offices, giving her over seven years of ticketing experience. When not selling up a ticketing storm, Kayla can be found looking for cool rocks, making art, or seeing some great local theatre!
Chloe (she/her) has been with TIC for almost 2 years, with a passion for the arts and all things creative. Chloe is thrilled to be supporting artists and spends her free time outside, playing music, shopping at thrift stores, and attending yoga classes. Chloe is excited to continue to learn and grow with The Improv Centre!
Event Bookings Leader & Artistic Administrator
Meaghan is an actor, voice artist and improviser from Calgary, AB. She has a diploma in the performing arts as well as her degree in psychology. Meaghan works to bring joy into everything she does, and has been a performer since she was 4 years old. As a pilates instructor, she loves to teach and lead, which has aided in her work at The Improv Centre. Meaghan is incredibly proud and excited to be a part of this company.