OUR MISSION IS TO: “inspire people through comedy and improv”.
ICC is comprised of three elements:
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Stefan Pagels Andersen
Facilitator / Co-Founder
Stefan has performed in more than 8 Danish Feature films, several shorts and played theater at Betty Nansen and The Royal Danish Theater. He’s done improv professionally since 2009. He was at iO Chicago in 2013 taking their world recognized training programme. After his education, he organized the Copenhagen International Improv Festival, that facilitated more than 60 International Improvisers. Due to the Festival’s success, he was invited back to the iO theater to shadow teach some of the worlds best instructors by iO founder Charna Halpern. He played the character POUL in the Improvised Feature film Det Andet Liv which received very good reviews and premiered in August 2014. He’s performed at the iO Theater in the The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience & Hootenanny (Chicago’s longest running improv show) Besides performed with some of Chicagos best improvisers, in the fall 2014 he traveled around more than 12 cities in Europe with iO performers Lyndsay Hailey, Tara DeFrancisco and Rance Rizzutto, and further 4 cities with the worlds best improv performers TJ and Dave www.tjanddave.com – shadowing their classes and doing shows. In 2015 he organized the 2015 Copenhagen International IMPROV Festival, that was opened by the US Ambassador Rufus Gifford, who also participated in the show. After spending his third summer in Chicago, he’s been in , Germany, Slovenia, Dubai, and has now teamed up with Kasper to realize his dream of opening the first ever professional improv theatre in Denmark, The ICC Theatre.
Mia is a perfect example of how improv attracts people from all walks of life. She stumbled upon the world of improv during her studies and started teaching voluntary improv classes at Copenhagen Business School in 2015. In March 2017 she joined the talented group of ICC teachers after graduating from ICC, and now teaches all level 2 classes. Mia continuously strive for improving her skills both as a performer and as a teacher having completed courses with some of the best Improvisers in the world including Craig Uhlir and Rance Rizzutto. Mia is known as a truly engaged and knowledgeable teacher who is able to bring performers to the next level.
Gordon Torbet gained a BA Hons in Performance Arts in 1992. Throughout the mid ‘90s he worked as an actor/director in the UK with his own company NODO Productions. Gordon has broad experience of conducting workshop on topics such as mask work, onstage status transactions, physical theatre technique, Improvisation and character development.
Gordon has been with the ICC from the very start and is one of the original ICC Main stage performers. He is also one of the most experienced teachers at the ICC Training Center. In total Gordon has more than 25 years of experience within improvisation in places like the UK, Denmark and Dubai.