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==Bio==
 
==Bio==
Keith Saltojanes began his formal study of improvisation in 2004 while studying at the University of Central Florida Conservatory Program and became one of the leading forces in the expansion of the Central Florida improv community.  While there, he studied with [[Jeff Wirth]] (founder of StoryBox and Iplay) and later with David Knoell (alum of [[ImprovOlympic]] Chicago). He became a founding member of Central Florida's premiere long form improvisational group, [[The Derelict Toys]], who went on to tour the United States and perform a multitude of shows and were called "One of the best improv troupes from around the country" by the [[Upright Citizens Brigade Theater]]. During this time, he became one of the weekly teachers of the popular workshop called "Improv Gym" where students could learn, study, and practice long form improvisation.
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Keith Saltojanes began his formal training of improvisation in 2004 while attending the University of Central Florida Conservatory Theatre and became one of the leading forces in the expansion of the Central Florida improv community.  While there, he studied with [[Jeff Wirth]] (founder of StoryBox and Iplay) and later with David Knoell (alum of [[ImprovOlympic]] Chicago). He became a founding member of Central Florida's premiere long form improvisational group, [[The Derelict Toys]], who went on to tour the United States and perform a multitude of shows and were called "One of the best improv troupes from around the country" by the [[Upright Citizens Brigade Theater]]. During this time, he became one of the weekly teachers of the popular workshop called "Improv Gym" where students could learn and practice long form improvisation; the only place to do so in the region.
  
 
After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Theatre Performance, he studied with [[Sak Comedy Lab]] and [[Richard Paul]] and began performing with Crash&Burn Comedy (an off-shoot of The Derelict Toys) and with short form group Absent Minded Improv, who he helped lead into performing a new long form show voted "Best of The Festival" at the annual Orlando International Fringe Festival.
 
After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Theatre Performance, he studied with [[Sak Comedy Lab]] and [[Richard Paul]] and began performing with Crash&Burn Comedy (an off-shoot of The Derelict Toys) and with short form group Absent Minded Improv, who he helped lead into performing a new long form show voted "Best of The Festival" at the annual Orlando International Fringe Festival.
  
Later, Keith Saltojanes moved to Los Angeles and studied with [[IO WEST]], [[Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre]], [[The Groundlings]], [[Second City]], and such teachers as [[Charna Halpern]], [[Miles Stroth]], [[Susan Messing]], [[Craig Cackowski]], and [[Bob Dassie]].   
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Later, Keith Saltojanes relocated to Los Angeles and sharpened his skills at [[IO WEST]], [[Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre]], [[The Groundlings]], [[Second City]], and with such improv luminaries as [[Charna Halpern]], [[Miles Stroth]], [[Susan Messing]], [[Craig Cackowski]], and [[Bob Dassie]].   
  
Among the many television, film, and commercial credits to his name, Keith has performed in hundreds of improv shows at such places as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, iO West, theaters in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, and in multiple international comedy festivals. Keith performs weekly with two other groups he co-founded; the resident iO West team, [[English Speaking Moose]] and Yin-Yang; both off-shoots of his original group, The Derelict Toys.  
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Among the many on-screen credits to his name, Keith has performed in hundreds of improv and comedy shows at such places as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, iO West, theaters in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, and in multiple international comedy festivals. Keith performs weekly with two other groups he co-founded; the resident iO West team, [[English Speaking Moose]] and Yin-Yang.  
  
 
He also teaches a popular weekly workshop [[ImprovLA]] and hosts a podcast of the same name.
 
He also teaches a popular weekly workshop [[ImprovLA]] and hosts a podcast of the same name.
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* Keith is the creator of the long form, [[Family Dinner]].
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* Keith is the creator of the long forms, [[Family Dinner]].
 
* In 2010, Keith, along with his group English Speaking Moose, wrote, directed, and performed in a sketch comedy pilot for IFC that was based off the [[Deconstruction]] and featured a member of [[The Family]], Miles Stroth.
 
* In 2010, Keith, along with his group English Speaking Moose, wrote, directed, and performed in a sketch comedy pilot for IFC that was based off the [[Deconstruction]] and featured a member of [[The Family]], Miles Stroth.
 
* With The Derelict Toys, Keith once performed 36 hours of continuous improv for the show "Improv Through The Night" as part of The [[Chicago Improv Festival]]
 
* With The Derelict Toys, Keith once performed 36 hours of continuous improv for the show "Improv Through The Night" as part of The [[Chicago Improv Festival]]

Revision as of 20:56, 21 October 2011

Keith Saltojanes is an award-winning sketch and improv comedian, actor, director, and teacher currently residing in Los Angeles.

Bio

Keith Saltojanes began his formal training of improvisation in 2004 while attending the University of Central Florida Conservatory Theatre and became one of the leading forces in the expansion of the Central Florida improv community. While there, he studied with Jeff Wirth (founder of StoryBox and Iplay) and later with David Knoell (alum of ImprovOlympic Chicago). He became a founding member of Central Florida's premiere long form improvisational group, The Derelict Toys, who went on to tour the United States and perform a multitude of shows and were called "One of the best improv troupes from around the country" by the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. During this time, he became one of the weekly teachers of the popular workshop called "Improv Gym" where students could learn and practice long form improvisation; the only place to do so in the region.

After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Theatre Performance, he studied with Sak Comedy Lab and Richard Paul and began performing with Crash&Burn Comedy (an off-shoot of The Derelict Toys) and with short form group Absent Minded Improv, who he helped lead into performing a new long form show voted "Best of The Festival" at the annual Orlando International Fringe Festival.

Later, Keith Saltojanes relocated to Los Angeles and sharpened his skills at IO WEST, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, The Groundlings, Second City, and with such improv luminaries as Charna Halpern, Miles Stroth, Susan Messing, Craig Cackowski, and Bob Dassie.

Among the many on-screen credits to his name, Keith has performed in hundreds of improv and comedy shows at such places as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, iO West, theaters in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, and in multiple international comedy festivals. Keith performs weekly with two other groups he co-founded; the resident iO West team, English Speaking Moose and Yin-Yang.

He also teaches a popular weekly workshop ImprovLA and hosts a podcast of the same name.

Groups

Current Shows

Past Shows

Keith has performed in over 200 improv shows and a large number of different forms. Here is a partial list:


Trivia

  • Keith is the creator of the long forms, Family Dinner.
  • In 2010, Keith, along with his group English Speaking Moose, wrote, directed, and performed in a sketch comedy pilot for IFC that was based off the Deconstruction and featured a member of The Family, Miles Stroth.
  • With The Derelict Toys, Keith once performed 36 hours of continuous improv for the show "Improv Through The Night" as part of The Chicago Improv Festival
  • Keith is also a trained clown and juggler.

Websites