IMPROV TRAINING: Cass Tech and Wayne State University

WHY I TEACH IMPROV: “All children deserve to awaken their inner-creative and be celebrated for it. I love to see them discover new things about themselves, the people around them, and the world…and to know they are active participants in the reality that they create.”

EXPERIENCE: Tayler is a professional actor, director, and teaching artist. She has taught drama and improv to youth and adults for over six years. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in Applied Drama and Theatre for the Young from Eastern Michigan University with a focus on the connections between drama and play. As a teaching artist with Matrix Theatre Company she helped develop lesson plans, improv workshops, and youth driven productions. Tayler also leads intergenerational storytelling and improv workshops for youth and seniors as an Associate Artist with Limelight Theatre Company. She completed her acting training at Wayne State University and the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia in 2016. She has also performed in numerous Michigan theater companies, including Shakespeare in Detroit, Detroit Repertory Theatre, Theatre Nova, Black & Brown Theatre, and the Hilberry Theatre. Tayler is a graduate of Cass Technical High School where she was a student improviser in The Improv Project.