J.J. Jackson

J.J. loves to create a warm, safe environment so that people can confront their fears, dive right in and be thrilled with the experience.

J.J. loves teaching improv because she absolutely loves when students surprise themselves with what they can do. She started taking improv in 2011 despite having extreme stage fright. After that first showcase, she knew she had the “improv bug”. She continues to confront her fears in improv (and life) and loves the thrill and magic of it.

She created Bagelz & Jam (an improv jam for women) in 2012 and has run it ever since. She loves seeing the fun dynamics of women playing with each other. She also is part of a team that runs Improv Sandbox, an experimental improv jam.

J.J. is a member of indie teams Press Play, Poetic Resistance and Sweater Kittens. She was on the WIT Harold Teams Fisticuffs, Thank You For Sharing and Tiovivo.

Student feedback

“JJ gave us structure, clear explanations and examples, and created an incredibly supportive trusting environment where everyone was willing to push themselves outside of their comfort zones. She always came to class with a clear lesson plan and learning objectives.”

“I can’t think of a single thing I didn’t like. I loved every minute!”

“She did a phenomenal job of making the class fun, creating a team environment, and also ensuring that it was highly educational. She gave good constructive criticism while also being very positive and encouraging.”

“Awesome, take it, take it, take it!!!”

Personal Motto
Embrace the uncertainty
Grew Up In
St. Louis, MO
Favorite Color
Teal. Of course teal.