Our School

ImproVIBE is the first and only Improv Comedy Theater training center in Greece, based in Athens.
Founder and artistic director is Menelaos Prokos. During the number of years he spent in Austin, Texas of the USA, he got heavily involved with the art of Improv Comedy Theater. Having traveled around the world for more than 13 years, in 2012 he decided to move back to Greece. He searched for Improv, yet he found no Improv. He desired Improv, so he decided to teach Improv.

In fall of 2012 ImproVIBE was born and has been rocking the house with classes and shows ever since.

The methodology behind Improv is based on thinking less and trying less. Instead, it's all about reacting naturally to the piece of information you have just received. By default, it transcends the boundaries of a theater stage and affects the way we handle everything in life.

Improv is not just theater. It becomes a way of life.

We teach the art of putting Play back in your life and enjoying much more anything that you do. We teach how to take risks and celebrate the occasional failure. We teach how to let go of control and allow yourself to be affected and be changed. The tools we use to entertain audiences, to create theater on the spot and to make the obvious seem like a stroke of genius is exactly what we will teach you in order to be able to operate in a more fun and effective way.

improv is spontaneous, impressive and incredibly entertaining. We invite you to discover it. AND YOU SHALL BE TREATED COOKIES FROM SMIRNI

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Menelaos Prokos

Menelaos Prokos

Menelaos Prokos is a theater improviser, instructor, photographer and life-long traveller. During the 13 years he spent traveling around the world, he settled in Austin, Texas for three years, during which he got neck-deep in improv comedy theater. He trained with three different theaters and took part in many Improv Theater production in Austin. He was amazed by how passionate this art form is and the way it broadens one’s imagination and gets them laughing like little kids for hours.

It was the logical (but utterly unexpected) next step to move back to Greece and found ImproVIBE, the first and only improv theater school in Athens and the whole of Greece.

Many years ago he obtained a degree and an MSc in a field that he detests, has worked as anything from translator for a large international financial group to sushi chef at a super market (and everything in between), has lived in 5 different countries on 4 continents, and has ended up in the hospital a number of times.
These days he teaches improv, organises/presents/plays in improv shows as often as possible and gives interviews that nobody bothers reading. He has performed and/or taught improv in the US, Greece, Belgium, Spain, Findland, Turkey and Germany. 
During his free time he cleans up his dog’s mess. And his own mess.

Vasiliki Kissa

Vasiliki Kissa

Vasiliki Kissa is an actress, won over by improv theater. After attempting (in vain) to adapt to a “normal” career, studying Tourism in Heraklion, Creta, she returned to Athens to follow her first and great desire.
Since then things have been getting better and better! After graduating Technis Theater she crossed paths with improvisation. It was love at first sight. She was excited with the way playing games entered her life and remembered how much a child’s spontaneity can relax a person. She dove into the world of improv head first and, having completed ImproVIBE’s training, she took her first steps towards teaching improv. Within 4 years she was trained by numerous instructors and performed in Greece, Belgium, Finland and Turkey. 

Her goal now is to spread the magic of improvisation as far and wide as possible with her troupes, Bus Kai and The Outliners
Music, cinema and telescopes are her greatest joys. However, nothing exceedes her passion towards her flatmates. Her cats!!

Panagiotis Delavinias

Panagiotis Delavinias

Panagiotis Delavinias is the youngest member of our team. He was born in 1989 as he says, but nobody believes him. When he was young, he understood that improv is a part of him, because of how elegantly he lied to his teachers. His first contact with theatre and the stage, was in High School, when he played "Von Dimitrakis".


During the past few years he has been heavily involved with improv, because he believes it to be the only true magic. All the rest is just optical illusions. He has taken any improv-related training available in Greece, as well as numerous workshops in Finland, Spain and Sweden. 


He holds a computer programming degree and has tried a number of jobs that bored him beyond measure and don't even relate to one another. His goal is to give improv training to as many people as possible, so that they too can experience the magic. 
Some of the improv troupes he is a part of are: "Πολύ Κακές Ιδέες", "Μη μου up 2", "1:4" and "Τσακ Μπαμ". 

He is one of ImproVIBE's substitute instructors and the esteemed Jam Master of The Athens Improv Jam.

Carolyn Janis

Carolyn Janis

Carolyn has recently moved to Athens from San Jose, California, where she taught improv classes and performed weekly at American Improv Theatre. She has studied improv in California, Minneapolis, Chicago, and New York and has performed in the San Francisco Improv Festival, Femprovisor Fest, and the Del Close Marathon in New York City, among others.

Her love of improv stems from an imagination trained through years of avoiding reality, a deep affection for quirky people and the human connection, and the fact that she feels most awake at about 8pm.

Anna Georgelli

Anna Georgelli

Anna Georgelli got wrapped up in improvisation's deadly net without even realizing it. It's been three years since she first got involved in the art form of Improv Comedy Theater. Before all that she used to be a physiotherapist. It's something she still practices, even though she has reversed their gravity on the scales of time!

Initially as a student, and then as a performer, participating in shows and festival around Athens with various improv troupes. By now, she has become an instructor, teaching the art of Improvised Theater to adults and children alike.
If you ask her, she'll tell you that Improv is more than just an art form, it is a way of life! (Go on, ask her!)
At the same time, she constantly expands her activities, with acting, story writing and striped shoes being currently in her scopes.


Anna is one of our main improv-for-children instructors and performers.

Dimosthenis Filippas

Dimosthenis Filippas

Dimosthenis Filippas was born in Agios Nikitas in Lefkada. A profound love for the underwater world was, therefore, inevitable. The theater and acting arrived immediately after that.

In 1998 he graduated from the Charles Coon theater school (Charles Coon Theatro Technis). He owes his passion for acting to his teacher Andreas Manolikakis (teacher, actor, director, Actors Studio member, dean of MFA course at Pace University Actors Studio in New York). He considers is a privilege and fortune to have been a student of this great teacher and person from 1995 to this day.

Dimosthenis is in charge of our acting workshops here at ImproVIBE.

Stelios Choustoulakis

Stelios Choustoulakis

Stelios Choustoulakis was born and raised in Heraklion, Crete.

He has been actively involved with photography since 2008, being a member of the UOC Photography Group. In 2012 he was accepted with a scholarship in NewSchool.Athens Photography School. During his studies, he developed his main interests in portraiture, artistic nudity and theatrical productions.

He is co-founder of the “Pixathlon Athens” photographic contest. For 2 years he has collaborated with the National Theater Drama School, and many theatrical productions.

In November 2014 he held his firs solo exhibition “Snake and lilly” based on the first novel of N. Kazantzakis, a photographic collage including portraits and nudes. In November 2016 he completed a full year collaboration with Academy Award winning BreakThru Films, working as a photographer for the production of the world's first feature-length painted animation, “Loving Vincent”.

He currently lives and works in Athens and is ImproVIBE's official photographer for all our events, courses, rehearsals, shows, parties, portraits, etc.

Noise

Noise

Noise is ImproVIBE's mascot. They are both of roughly the same age and are both a little bit crazy.

He always makes sure to let us know if someone he does not know is approaching our front door. He also acts as a welcoming committee, since the very first thing you'll see once you enter the door is this snout. He also has a sidekick nowadays, called Mojo.

He's the best dog in the world. If we could, we'd get him to teach improv.