Guest Coach

Jessia Hoffman discovered improv as a freshman at Aragon High School in San Mateo, where she studied under her now long-time role model, Lisa Rowland. While at Stanford University, Jessia grew under the tutelage of improv guru Dan Klein, serving as TA of university improv courses and leading the Stanford Improvisors (SImps) for four years. She has performed with SImps and with the Un-Scripted Theater Company in San Francisco. More recently, Jessia is honored to coach the Aragon Improv Team, whose members constantly surprise and delight her.

Jessia puts her English/Creative Writing degree to use in her day job with the Stanford Storytelling Project. As an actor and playwright, favorite credits include Lisi in The Man in the Ceiling workshop (TheatreWorks), Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray (Stanford), Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George (Stanford), writer/director of Sheila, an original play, and co-creator of Gravity, an original musical.