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What is Spontaneity Improv Company?

Located in Halifax/ Kjipuktuk, Nova Scotia.


Spontaneity is an improv school looking to give opportunities to adults and youth through improv education and performance experience. As the only improv focused school in the HRM, we offer space to grow and develop your skills. Within our company there are options to move up within our class levels. Spontaneity strives to create a safe and inclusive space for everyone.


When signing-up for our classes, students will participate in different improv and theatre games. They will get the chance to explore different improv formats, be it short form or long form. As well as the uniqueness of combining different performance mediums into our improv classes and shows. Depending on students’ interests we may explore puppetry, foley, dance, singing, ensemble movement, narration, mime, clowning, mask work, voice work/ audio shows, impersonations, and sketch comedy.

Spontaneity's Values

We believe that community, trust and connection is very important when it comes to improv and building relationships. Improvised theatre is a very intimate art form where you must support your fellow teammates and take risks on stage. Not knowing what’s going to happen next is the fun part, but it can also be nerve-wracking. At Spontaneity Improv Company we strive to create a safe space where folks can feel comfortable to push themselves as much or a little as they would like.

Sophie Nadeau


Executive Director/ Instructor/ Administrator/ Performer


Sophie is an improviser, content creator and all around human who loves to share her passion for theatre and exploration. She has been a player, volunteer, coach and instructor with the Canadian Improv Games the last 11 years and has performed improv with Saint John’s Improvisation Corporation and HRM’s Make Em’ Ups. Sophie has taught improv classes with Neptune Theatre School for the last 5 years, teaching students from ages 10-adult, she has also led workshops and classes with the HRCE. Sophie has 15 years of dance training in tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical and musical theatre. Sophie is a graduate of the Screen Arts film program at NSCC and loves making digital content. She has performed theatre with Kennebecasis Valley High School, KV Players and Saint John Theatre Company and has written and produced three original Fringe Festival shows. Sophie is very excited to be encouraging young performers to be everything they want to be! Her favourite type of dog is a jack russell terrier and her favourite Summer Blizzard®️ Flavour is Cotton Candy.

Draven Hewitt


Instructor/ outreach & communications/ Performer


Draven is an improvisor, comedian and writer based in Dartmouth and Halifax. He's been coaching in the Canadian improv games for 9 years now and is very excited to start this new chapter at Spontaneity. Dungeons & Dragons, rock climbing and painting are his favorite activities when he isn't improvising.

Alex Naus


Instructor/ Performer


Alexander is an actor, improvisor, and voice actor. When he isn't making silly voices alone at home in his basement, he enjoys spending his time on stage or on camera... making silly voices. Alexander studied improv at Second City Toronto and has performed improv in some capacity for over 15 years. In his past life he's been an aircraft mechanic, a drag queen, an IT specialist, and if he could walk into a bar as all three he might have a good joke. Alex is new to the teaching side of improv and has a burning passion to teach others how to never have to read another script again.

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