Michelle Gilliam (she/her) is a voice-over actor, as well as the Owner and Artistic Director of Improv MKE, an improv comedy school and theater based online and in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Michelle has been involved in improv comedy for over 23 years, through studying, performing, coaching, teaching, directing, and leading corporate teams to success harnessing the power of improv as a tool and resource.
Michelle feels fortunate to have a strong base in Milwaukee and be connected to the Chicago, Boston, and New York improv communities, due to living and/or performing in these areas. She has also had the opportunity to teach and perform in the UK and India, virtually! Michelle feels that improv is an expression of play. It can open the minds and creativity of anyone who dares to allow themselves the joy of on-the-spot creation. Improv encourages you to have fun, be present, and play, well into adulthood.
Gilliam understands that this world of play is a privilege and not always accessible to everyone. One of her goals is to transform that in the comedy world. Currently, you can find Michelle teaching various workshops and performing online through Improv MKE. You can also listen for her voice on commercials and ads via television, radio, streaming services, websites, voicemail systems, and podcasts with her voice acting.
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