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Megan Gray & Nick Kanellis

Teaches at Magnet Training Center

Megan Gray

Megan is the Artistic Director of the Magnet Theater, a writer, performer and native New Yorker. She has performed with Second City aboard the NCL Gem and is a member of Magnet's resident team "Junior Varsity." She can be seen in such notable shows as "The Armando Diaz Experience" and "The Cast." Megan also produces and hosts the monthly female improv show "We Might Just Kiss."

In addition to teaching Level One, Level Four: Busy Town and the Lady Party class, Megan has taught improvisation at C.W. Post University, Brookdale Community College, Fairfield University, Columbia Business School and festivals around the country. She has studied improv at the Magnet and the UCB Theatre with Armando Diaz, Kevin Dorff, Christina Gausas, Dave Pasquesi, TJ Jagodowski, Jean Villepique, Joe Bill, Dave Razowsky and many others.

Megan graduated with a degree in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and has written for MTV2 and Comedy Central online. She has appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Show With David Letterman." In her spare time, she travels the country performing improv with Magnet Theater's Touring Company. In conclusion, Megan wishes you'd call her more.

Nick Kanellis

Nick Kanellis is an instructor, performer, and coach at the Magnet Theater. He was born and raised in Iowa City and began his theater and improv training at Northwestern University.

Nick spends a lot of his time working as a motion capture actor for 321Launch/Charlex, where he dons a spandex suit covered in reflective balls to do the movements for animated characters. He also works as an Improv/Theater/Creative Writing instructor with the Story Pirates and at the Calhoun School.

You can watch Nick do improv on Saturdays with his duo Trike (New York Times Critics Pick, Time Out New York Critics Pick, Splitsider Guide to Comedy-Best Weekly Shows) which the New York Times calls "reliably one of the best improv performances in the city."

You can watch Nick on your computer or television in Commercials for Pur Water, Pace Salsa, Topps Juicy Drop Candies, Quirky, Toys R Us, Lexus, and more.

Fun Facts: Nick is a two time New Yorker Caption Contest winner, a National Champion in Humorous Interpretation for the National Forensic League, and was Homecoming King at Northwestern University.

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