Tami Nelson

Tami Nelson
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Tami has worked with students of all ages from kids (Austin Childrens Theater, Creative Arts of St. Tammany) to teenagers (OutYouth, BriteLights Acting Studio) to college students (Oberlin Improv Conference, University of Arizona, University of Texas) as well as hundreds of adults. Tami has taught improv consistently since 2006 as well as serving as director/co-founder of two successful improv training centers.

Tami has coached and directed workshops with many Austin and New Orleans improv troupes as well as working with groups nationally. She has taught workshops in Austin, TX, Tucson AZ, Atlanta GA, Jackson MS, New Orleans LA, Covington LA, Baltimore MD, Philadelphia PA, Dallas TX, Houston TX, St. Louis MO, Myrtle Beach SC, Ashville NC, Nashville TN, Richmond VA, Pittsburgh PA, Columbus MS and Oberlin OH.

Tami Nelson has studied comedy since 2003 and has been a full time performer and improv instructor since 2006. In addition to attending nearly every comedy festival in North America, she has studied improv with notable instructors from ImprovOlympic, The Second City, The Annoyance Theater and The Upright Citizens Brigade and was a recipient of the Chicago Improv Festival 9 Education Scholarship.

Tami has worked diligently in the comedy communities of Austin and New Orleans to become one of the most notable improv comedians. She has been recognized by The Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin Awards, The B. Iden Payne Awards, won Best of Fest at the 2008 Frontera Fest and was recognized in The Gambit’s 2013 Forty Under Forty Awards as a New Orleanian helping to “make the city a better place”. In addition to her stage work, Tami has performed in videos and shorts with TNM’s production branch, Los Angeles based Studio8.net. Tami also can be seen in two different New Orleans based web series, Sunken City and Least Favorite Love Songs. She splits her time between New Orleans and Austin performing with a variety of house troupes and projects including Chris and Tami, Scene/ReScene (with filmmaker Jonathan Evans), Quiet on the Set, The Megaphone Show Cast, You Don’t Know The Half of It and Claws with Fangs.

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