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Nelson Velazquez

CEO & Instructor at Improductions, LLC, Board Member at Salsation Theatre Company & Instructor at Second City

Nelson Velazquez has been involved in improvisational theatre since 2004. His current teaching duties include serving as faculty and musical director at Second City Chicago, as an instructor with Improductions, LLC, and a guest instructor at various theatres across the world. 


He is the former Artistic Director & current board member of Salsation Theatre Company, a 25+ year old Latino theatre company specializing in sketch and improv comedy. He currently serves as head musical director for Los Improviachis, an improvised musical mariachi band. He has trained and performed at Second City Training Center, The Annoyance Theatre, and ComedySportz Chicago and has performed with various groups across the country. He’s also a former associate producer for the Chicago Improv Festival. Nelson was also the founder of the improv program at Crown Point Community Theatre and is currently the CEO for Improductions, LLC. 


He’s taught workshops across the country including The Baltimore Improv Festival, The Chicago Improv Festival, The San Jose Improv Festival, The San Diego Improv Festival, The Trill Comedy Festival, Melanin LatinX Comedy Festival, and The Grand Rapids Improv Festival.

Nelson Velazquez
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