Husband and wife team Ryan and Katy Chase opened Studio LOL in May, 2010. Their tiny teaching staff has received rave reviews throughout the community. The Studio LOL Teachers have combined childcare and comedy backgrounds that make them experts in their field.
Katy has been teaching comedy to kids since 2003. She trained in performing arts at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in New York City and has since performed and trained at the following comedy venues: The World Famous Hollywood Improv, The Groundlings, The Upright Citizens Brigade, The Peoples' Improv Theatre, Chicago City Limits, Complex Comedy, Take a Bow Kids, and many more. Katy has worked as a professional actor/comedian in film, television, and live theatre throughout New York and Los Angeles. Her credits include the TV pilot "You're So Dead!", many many commercials, and various independent films. She also has a background in Education and has taught in public and private schools as an after school enrichment teacher.
Ryan studied acting at The Joanne Baron/DW Brown Studio in Santa Monica and at Florida State University. He has worked extensively in television commercials. His list of credits includes clients such as Ford, American Airlines, Honda, Time Warner, White Castle... and on and on. Ryan's background also includes work in film acting and production. He has also enjoyed teaching youth guitar and tennis. His ability to inspire kids, coupled with an expertise in improv comedy, make him a fun and relatable mentor for our young aspiring comedians.
Christina is an LA native who has performed and trained around the globe, specializing in both comedy and the classics. Christina received a BA in Drama from UC Irvine, studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and developed her improv and sketch comedy funny bones at The Groundlings and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in Los Angeles. Christina’s online comedy has been featured on the front pages of Funny or Die, My Space, and I Film. Christina is the co-creator and head writer for the celebrity webseries “Paige A Day." While at UCI, Christina was an Artsbridge Scholar, teaching at elementary schools in the community and integrating drama, movement, and improv into the children’s academics. She currently teaches drama and movement to children at the Bloom School of Music & Dance.
Alison is a working actress and voice over artist in Los Angeles and New York. She also works as a clown at venues throughout LA and brings a special skill set to our team. Her mastery of physical comedy and love of laughter makes for an exciting and fun class for our youngest students. She trained in acting at The School for Film and Television in New York. Alison's acting credits include "Without A Trace", "The Glory of Living", and "Ten Cent Night." Alison produces and stars in an online sketch comedy program called "Two Birds, One Stone" and has guest starred in the online sketch comedy show "Don't Make Me Sick."