Jodi Skeris

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Jodi Skeris is an actor, writer, and producer.

Jodi started performing improv before she knew of the word improv when she was a head instructor for cheerleading camps. On the last day of camp, when awards were handed out, the instructors would improvise a scene and incorporate the winning team's name at the end of each scene. Jodi was a natural at this and knew she needed to do more improv when a coach approached her, red-faced from laughing so hard, that Jodi's scenes were one of the funniest things she had ever seen.

Jodi began her improv training in Wisconsin with Comedy-Sportz in 2003. She continued her improv training for 6 years when she moved to NYC in 2004 and studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Magnet Theater, and The Peoples Improv Theatre. She performed with several independent teams such as Twenty Seven and the Fightin' Lobcats before joining house teams at the Magnet Theater.

While improvising, she also wrote and performed two one-woman shows at UCB. "Cheer Up Double-Cupie" directed by Eliza Skinner and "Adorable Balls" directed by Neil Casey. During her last year in NY, she focused on musical improv and joined up with Sweet Tooth.

In 2009, she moved to San Francisco and soon started working with HoboFish and Un-Scripted Theater. She performed an 8-week run with Un-Scripted Theater in their musical improv show "Let it Snow."

In 2010, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in acting. She continued her studies at Upright Citizens Brigade and also started taking classes at iO West. Since moving to L.A., she's been cast in several indie films, commercials, sketches, web series, etc. She currently performs improv on the iO West Main Stage as well as several indie improv theaters around the Los Angeles area.

Improv

Solo Shows

  • Cheer Up Double-Cupie (2005)
  • Adorable Balls (2007)

Websites

http://www.jodiskeris.com/