About Julie

julie_martin-3880-cropped-for-face-onlyDIRECTOR,  TEACHER,  SEMINAR LEADER

Julie Martin is the director and founder of the Jump Start Comedy Improv Troupe. She recently completed a 10 year run of directing her own shows in So. California. 
Julie’s optimistic, inspirational, seasoned presentation style is a signature of her classrooms. She is a writer, public speaker, nutrition expert and leads the fun in almost any room. She loves a poetry jam and has performed improv for over 17 years. Her techniques take you to a deeper connection with your unique voice,  your inner game of confidence, and your creative intelligence. 

Julie creates a super safe, step-by-step learning environment in her  classes that is fun, collaborative, and encouraging. She has taught 100’s of  improv students, bringing them from the classroom to the performance stage.

Julie brings 15 years improv directing, performing and teaching experience; along with 25 years front of the room presenting to her teaching and coaching. She assists clients, students, professionals and executives to train for front of the room concentration, fast on your feet survival, public speaking, speech writing, confidence and communication skills.

Julie would like to thank the students and clients who inspired her to be even better.  Thanks to teachers April Scott, Rich Talarico, Miles Stroth, Stan Wells and many others. An alumni Westside Comedy Improv Program,  you’ll find her mentoring, performing, directing, leading corporate seminars, teaching Jump Start Improv Classes; or laughing and enjoying life as the biggest ‘Yes, And’ comedy stage.

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