Kerstin Caldwell has been performing and studying the art of improvisation since she was first introduced to it in high school 30 years ago. She received her education in Chicago at The Second City and iO, The Wisconsin Theater Games Center and as a student of Alan Arkin. More recently, Kerstin underwent an intensive teacher training focused on the work of the creator of modern improvisation, Viola Spolin, led by Spolin’s granddaughter, Aretha Sills. Kerstin has performed and directed all over the Denver metro area and was a founding member of The GroupMind Foundation and The Denver Improv Festival. Kerstin’s passion is blending Spolin’s origins of improvisation with tidbits of current neuroscience as a means to help those afraid of improvising find their ability to play with more ease.