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Linda Gelman

Lecturer in Acting

Linda Gelman is a producer and founding member of the legendary Chicago City Limits, New York City’s seminal improvisational theatre. Before the CCL, she was a dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of the Gelman/Palidofsky Dance Theatre. She has also worked as an actor, singer, and dancer in plays, musicals, cabaret shows, and on television. 

Gelman has been teaching improvisation for more than 25 years at colleges, schools, senior centers, youth organizations, and at corporate events. Her work has helped students and clients improve their communication and collaboration skills through the effective use of storytelling. She teaches students to use all of their physical, emotional, and intellectual capabilities, whether for writing, acting, or to develop their leadership skills.