carey_headshotCarey Kane has an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Communications and a master’s degree in acting through a joint program between Antioch University and The New Actors Workshop conservatory in New York City. She trained with Paul Sills and Mike Nichols – pioneers in the field of improvisational theater.  Additionally, she has worked with Brian Crane, a protégé of Del Close – the father of modern improv – of Improv Olympic in Chicago. Carey took courses at Upright Citizens Brigade as well. She founded and teaches at Improv Yourself! – a South Florida-based improvisation theater school. She is an actor with an active career in voice-overs and commercials.

israel_headshotIsrael Maya is an improvisational actor who trained and has co-taught at Improv Yourself! He has been improvising since 2005.  He trained with Gary Austin, the founder and original director of The Groundlings (L.A.’s premier improv company); Brian Crane, a protégé of Del Close – the father of modern improv – of Improv Olympic in Chicago; and comedian Scotty Watson.  Israel trained Chasing Tales improv troupe members in foreign accents, one of his specialties within improv.  Since 1996, Israel has lectured on self-improvement.  He is a hypnotherapist who uses hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Psychology as a means of helping others reach their full potential.