Nicole Ratjen started Improv at an early age at the Canadian Improv games and never stopped. As a performer and improvisor she has worked and toured on productions across Canada, throughout Europe and Australia. After completing her theatrical studies at York University in Toronto she trained at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris and Philippe Gaulier.
She is a company member the mask theatre company TheatreFragile. She is one of the idiots in the Bloody Bawdy Villains and can been seen performing regularly improvised theatre with Good Luck, Barbara, It’s That Time of the Month and ComedySportz Berlin and on screen as Rachel in the Webseries, Das Apartment.
Upcoming Courses & Workshops:
This 8-session elective course is designed to introduce students to the basics of acting for the stage and covers a wide range of techniques. We will explore how to use our voice and our body with focus and confidence, how to tap into our own experiences for powerful performances, how to engage with our scene partners and the audience, and much more. Students will leave the course with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of acting, including practical knowledge such…Find out more »
You've got the improv chops, now it's time to build up your performance skills! This 4-week course will teach students the basics of theatrical acting - everything from being aware of sight lines and breathing technique to rich character work and playing with emotional honesty - and apply that to improvised scenes and characters. We will explore how to command the stage with focus and confidence, how to tap into our own experiences for powerful performances, how to engage with…Find out more »