Felipe Ortiz- Colombia

Felipe is a performer, director and teacher interested in exchanging, interacting, playing and sharing experiences with different artists around the world. He´s curious about the

body in movement and its possibilities, that´s why he explores it through acrobatics, improvisation, clowning, physical theater and object manipulation to create new forms of expression in the performing arts. As a performer he´s been touring around the world with different projects in festivals, companies and collaborating with artists in these areas. He´s a well known international impro, physical theater and clown teacher. He´s currently working as a clown, acrobatics and impro teacher at the Javeriana University in Bogota.  He has been the artistic director of La Gata Cirko (new circus company) for 17 years and co director for 10 years of  the improv ensemble PICNIC.


Ingild Haugstad- Norway

Ingvild Haugstad is an award-winning actor and improvisor with over 13 years of experience. She is a member of the ensemble at Det Andre Teatret in Oslo (Norway), where she’s been performing weekly since 2011. Ingvild has been charming audiences of all ages all around Norway and international festivals around the world with different shows, from Germany to Sweden, Colombia to the US, and Canada, just to name a few. She is also an experienced teacher and trainer in the art of improvisation. In 2008 she was awarded Norwegian Champion of TheatreSports. She has played in an extensive series of improvised shows, both for adults and younger audiences, such as Lekene Slår Tilbake (The Toys Strike Back!), Ønskedrøm, Borte Borte Vekk, Throw Away!, The Scene, Instant Broadway or Teaterkomiteen, just to name a few. She has also been seen on Norwegian TV shows such as Hotel Cæsar or more recently Alt er lov! and in the movie Reprise directed by Joachim Trier.


Stian Gulli- Norway

STIAN GULLI - Stian Gulli is an improviser, sound engineer and sound designer. He is a member of Det Andre Teatret’s ensemble, with whom he has played and toured in a series of shows both for adults and younger audiences. Some notable works include “Improfiesta”, “Murder She Improvised”, “Ønskedrøm” or “20 beste minuttene i ditt liv”. He teaches improv through the workshop “Feil er bra” (“Mistakes are good”). Stian is also a recognised sound designer. He’s been awarded the Gullruten for the Best Sound Design in 2015 for his work on the documentary “Alliert og Alene”, and was nominated in the same category in 2013 with “Mysteriet Holst”.


Derek Flores- New Zealand

Inspired by masters such as Groucho Marx and Bugs Bunny, Derek has pursued a life in comic theatre. At a young age he was introduced to the teachings of Keith Johnstone which saw him through a life as a street performer and cabaret act throughout festivals in Canada, Australia, Europe, and NZ. Eventually finding himself on the mainstage at The Second City Toronto and sharing the stage with Colin Mochrie and Robin Williams. Derek regularly plays Improv Festivals, Comedy festivals, and comedy clubs internationally in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Germany, Dubai and here in New Zealand. After founding the New Zealand Improv Festival in 2009 Derek moved to Christchurch and taught kids and adults at The Court Theatre and played Captain Hook in the summer of 2015. He team teaches internationally with Michi, together they have taught in Wurzburg, Dubai, Wellington, Australia, Italy and Norway and China.


Michi Flores- New Zealand

Michi graduated from Gastown Actors’ Studio in Vancouver, B.C. and The Second City Conservatory in Toronto. While living in London she spent a year training with clown teacher Philippe Gaulier and was fortunate to also study with Improbable Theatre, Keith Johnstone, Theatre De Complicite, Told By An Idiot, and Angela De Castro. She has performed improv, stand-up and sketch and was half of the duo The Bad Habits. Since 2012 Michi had directed and produced work for Meegwai Productions in Australia and New Zealand. In Christchurch she produces The Annual South Island Raw Stand Up Competition and has taught improv and TheatreSports for The Court Theatre. Michi is passionate about inspiring and mentoring new comedians and performers, applied improv, and therapeutic clowning. 


Jeff Gladstone- Canada

Jeff Gladstone grew up on Treaty 7 land, splitting his time between Calgary, and lease-land on the Akisqnuk First Nation on Lake Windermere. Jeff is an Alumni of Loose Moose Theatre Company and graduate U of C (BFA Drama). He now lives in Vancouver on the unceded Coast Salish Territories, where he joined Vancouver TheatreSports and soon began work on The Life Game (CBC Radio) with Veena Sood and Keith Johnstone. A Jessie & Leo award nominated actor, Jeff keeps busy on stage, film & television, having recently wrapped his fourth season at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, and the feature film Kingsway (written & directed by Bruce Sweeney) which premiered at TIFF. Television credits include roles on The Twilight Zone, Legends of Tomorrow, The Killing, Motive & Second Chance. A passionate advocate for art & social justice, Jeff has led free impro workshops in Vancouver's downtown Eastside for the Kettle Society, Carnegie Centre & Kickstart Disability & The Arts. 


Henrik Stoltz Vernegg- Norway

Henrik Stoltz Vernegg is a classical trained actor, improviser, DJ, sound and light designer. He officially joined the ensemble at Det Andre Teatret (The Other Theatre) as a performer in 2016, but he has done technical designs for most of Det Andre Teatret’s shows since its creation in 2011. Mastering a rare skill, Henrik is indisputably one the world’s best improv DJs. He has toured around Norway and many international festivals, including the successful Det Andre Teatret’s US Tour 2016. 


Camilla Frey- Norway

Camilla Frey is one of the members of the ensemble with the longest improv experience, she is an original member of the group Improtent and has been with Det Andre Teatret since it was created. Not only is she a great improvisator, but also a recognised actress both on the theatre stage and in front of the camera. Among other things, Camilla has played improvised Ibsen pieces Off Broadway for standing ovations from American audiences and got outstanding reviews for her role as Florence in “Kollaps i kulissene” (collapse behind the scenes”) at Riksteatret. As a film actor, she has been a tough TV-reporter in the Swedish feature film Morgan Paalson “Världsreporter” (World Reporter), sexy car robber in Børning, as well as several other roles in long and short films. She's a recurrent guest in well known Norwegian TV series recently seen on in Valkyrien on NRK1.


Kati Schwietzer- Germany

Kati has been a regular performer for various improvisation companies throughout Germany for 12 years. She improvises with a passion for children or managers (which, in her opinion, hardly differs), and performs in various interactive theatre productions. 

She teaches improvisation classes regularly and enjoys it best when she can infect others with the impro virus. Since 2017 she has also been doing this on a grand scale as one of the artistic directors of the International Improvisation Festival "Improtheaterfestival Würzburg".


Steve Jarrand- Canada/Germany

Beginning at Loose Moose theatre in Calgary, Steve has been doing improvisation since 1987. He started working with masks in 1999 along with Keith Johnstone develop, then soon after began teaching at home and abroad. Based now in Germany, Steve is invited to give mask and Impro workshops and play shows privately, at festivals and in cultural/educational institutions. He has taught and performed in over 25 countries. Steve is a member of the International Theatresports™Institute board of directors and is among their recommended teachers for Keith Johnstone’s Theatresports™, Maestro Impro™ and Gorilla Theatre™. When not teaching, Steve performs children’s nature theatre in schools, mountain parks and zoos and travels extensively looking for new cultural experiences and attending meditation retreats.


Anyssa Mckee- Canada

Anyssa is a Calgary based improviser and improvisation instructor. She has been training, performing and teaching at Loose Moose Theatre for over seven years. In addition to regular Friday and Saturday shows at Loose Moose, Anyssa has starred in Sour Dog Theatre’s Millennials and Missed Connections, as well as guesting on Dirty Laundry for the past two seasons. In 2015, she completed the improv and sketch program at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. In 2017 she made her debut as a playwright with her play Closer to the Heart, produced by the University of Calgary where she graduated with her Creative Writing degree. Anyssa loves to share her passion for performing and she’s happiest when she’s teaching!

Ali Froggatt

Founder and Co-Artistic Director

Ali cut her teeth as a performer and storyteller as a teen at Loose Moose Theatre Company, founded by Keith Johnstone. Ali went on to study acting, singing and dancing at Randolph College of Performing Arts as well as Film and Video Production at Sait Polytechnic. Ali has performed and taught improv on numerous stages across Canada as well as in Norway, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic and the United Arab Emirates. Ali is a proud company member of  Spontaneous Theatre, a company founded by Rebecca Northan which merges the worlds of high level improvisation with professional Theatre, select Spontaneous Theatre credits include: Mimi in Blind Date (Artsclub), assistant director of Undercover (Tarragon Theatre), and ensemble member in An Undiscovered Shakespeare (Stratford Festival). She has performed in numerous international improv festivals, including Den Andre Teaterfestivalen, Improvaganza, Vancouver International Improv Festival, and is the founder and Co-Artistic Director of the Canmore International Improv Festival.

Quinn Contini

Co-Artistic Director


Quinn Contini is an improvisor, actor, emcee, teacher, skier, hiker and climber, and is always trying to balance his love for mountains with his need for comedy. At the age of fourteen, he started improvising at Loose Moose Theatre in Calgary, where he spent 6 years cutting his teeth.Quinn then moved to Edmonton in 2013, and is currently a senior member of Rapid Fire Theatre. Since 2015, he has been the youth improv teacher at the Foote Theatre School, and was the workshop instructor for the University Improv Group from 2014-2016. Performing and teaching have brought Quinn to such places as Oslo, Dubai, Amsterdam, and Würzburg, as well as most small Albertan towns. Quinnemcee’s the Canine Stars show at the Calgary Stampede, improvises in Off Book – the Improvised Musical, and is an actor and writer for Marv n’ Berry - Sketch Comedy. Quinn has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta with a specialization in entrepreneurship and family enterprise.