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Staff profile for Nick Kanellis

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Nick Kanellis is an instructor, performer, and coach at the Magnet Theater. He was born and raised in Iowa City and began his theater and improv training at Northwestern University. As an instructor, Nick has taught workshops for Gravitas Technology, PepsiCo, Google, Metlife, Edelman, and several colleges, and continues to be amazed at just how much improvisation can improve teamwork, creativity, and positivity in the workplace.

You can watch Nick do improv on Saturdays in Trike (New York Times Critics Pick, Time Out New York Critics Pick, Splitsider Guide to Comedy-Best Weekly Shows) which the New York Times calls "reliably one of the best improv performances in the city."

You can watch Nick on your computer or television in Commercials for Topps Juicy Drop Candies, Quirky, Toys R Us, Lexus, and more.

Fun Facts: Nick is a two time New Yorker Caption Contest winner, a National Champion in Humorous Interpretation for the National Forensic League, and was Homecoming King at Northwestern University

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