Kaelan SullivanWashington Improv Theater
Improv taught Kaelan that few things in life are as high-stakes as we make them, and failing can be funny. She's been enjoying making things up ever since!
Kaelan (she/her/hers) has been improvising with Washington Improv Theater since starting classes in 2015. In addition to WIT’s curriculum, she completed UCB’s 101 course in New York. She’s currently a member of WIT ensemble Hellcat and a proud coach of WIT Harold team Hudson.
WIT has become her community in DC. She even met her soon-to-be husband when they were both cast in WIT production Improv Actually!
Kaelan truly believes that improv can be a great experience for everyone, and her favorite part of it is the community it creates.
Kaelan is committed to establishing a positive classroom environment, mixing high energy, fun exercises with opportunities to try something new and challenge yourself. Kaelan loves seeing the way that each student finds meaning in improv, often finding herself emphasizing the mantra that improv lessons end up being good life lessons as well. She encourages all friends and some strangers to take improv classes because of how fun they are, and how much you can surprise and challenge yourself.
“Kaelan is wonderful! She offered a great perspective on improv and fostered a fun atmosphere.”
“Kaelan was always willing to answer questions and re-explain things if I didn’t understand right away. She was extremely enthusiastic and was very helpful in connecting the class to the improv community and local shows that we could attend.”
Kaelan Sullivan is a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Manager at Chemonics International Inc., an international development firm that manages programs worldwide.
In her role, she works to ensure gender equality and social inclusion are integrated throughout programming, identifying opportunities to reach those who may be underrepresented in activities due to societal barriers. Kaelan has over eight years of experience working in the international development sector in research, fundraising, business development, operations, and project management. Kaelan has a master’s degree in Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from Boston College.
Kaelan joined the WIT community in 2015 as a student. After completing the full curriculum she joined WIT’s then special project The October Issue, followed by the Harold Program. She is now a teacher and performer at WIT with ensemble Hellcat. WIT has transformed her life in DC, and she’s excited to give back to the community that has given her so much. Kaelan is passionate about making WIT as inclusive of a community as possible, for its performers, students, and audience members alike. She hopes to use her professional experience to support this, as well as to become a more active advocate for arts in the District of Columbia by supporting WIT’s outreach and role in DC.