The Players

Julie headshot Director and founder Julie Martin brings over a decade of improv experience to the stage, classroom, and coaching sessions. She encourages performers to let their authentic confidence shine.  Julie originates her own whole person, mindfulness in motion  improv teaching style. Using plotless improv as a starting point, she borrows from all her teachers including Miles Stroth, Rich Talarico, Stan Wells, and is a graduate of the Westside Comedy Improv Program. You’ll find her laughing, mentoring, performing, directing, and teaching Jump Start improv classes; or just enjoying life as the biggest ‘Yes, And’ comedy scene!
 IMG_5688 sabrina 4 Sabrina Kerch spent a happy childhood in the Land of Make-Believe, followed by exciting years in her high school’s drama club. But being a grown-up proved challenging, so she sought help at South Bay Adult SchoolInstead, she found Julie’s improv class! And now the fun continues…Luckily, Sabrina’s husband and two kids provide a beautiful reality.
IMG_3232 Headshot Susie 2  Susie Lytal had underutilized skills including sarcasm, self-stated wit, and the ability to move her eyebrows very well. All of those attributes and Julie’s class brought her to the world of comedy improv. Thwarted for many years because she didn’t know what she would say, she finally realized her dream of purposeful absurdity with Jump Start. Tolerated by her husband and two boisterous children, they remind her regularly that laughing is like breathing, and comedy is her lifesaver.
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Wade Murphy is completely hooked on improv, and can always be found in one of Julie’s classes or boot camps.  Born and raised in Southern California, Wade has practiced humor to deflect from his lack of other traits like athletic ability,  grace or charm. Always described by those who know him as gregarious, he found his playground.  He has discovered a natural place to channel his funny on the Jump Start stage.