Lisa Jolley is an actor, singer, improviser, and a teacher/coach of all of those things.
As an improviser, she has been a cast member with Amsterdam's famous Boom Chicago and trained and performed in NYC at UCB, The Magnet Theater, The PIT, Chicago City Limits. She continues to perform in the Triangle area in local comedy clubs such as The PIT in Chapel Hill. Her solo musical improv show, Jolley On the Spot, played to critical acclaim in New York, LA, and at the Chicago Improv Festival, Del Close Marathon, and the New York Musical Improv Festival.
As an actor, Lisa's television appearances include Law & Order: SVU, Sex and the City, Hope and Faith, and Banshee.
Her extensive New York/Regional theater credits include: Hairspray (Broadway), The King Stag, (Yale Rep) Sweeney Todd (Paper Mill, PlayMakers Rep), Disaster (NCC Summer Theater), among others. Since relocating to North Carolina, she has appeared in Into the Woods, Les Miserables, Hairspray, and The Producers (North Carolina Theatre), Spamalot (Cape Fear Regional Theatre), Next to Normal (Deep Dish), Souvenir, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, and Sylvia (Theatre Raleigh). She is also a featured soloist with the North Carolina Symphony.
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, Lisa has taught improvisation in NYC, the Yale School of Drama, the Wharton School of Business, Camp Broadway, Broadway Theatre Project, and in the Netherlands. In addition to coaching privately, Lisa is an Adjunct Professor of Voice and Acting at William Peace University in Raleigh.