Justin began his studies at Wittenberg University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. While he studied communication formally, he began his informal but transformational study of improvisation. Justin went on to study at the iO theater in Chicago and the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City.
What began as a casual interest quickly moved into a serious endeavor. Justin has become a sought after performer, teacher and speaker. He owns The Black Box Improv Theater in Dayton, Ohio, that has carved out a strong presence in the improv comedy community, regularly performing across the nation. Justin’s skills in business, communication, and improv performance have added up to create engaging speaking engagements and instructional workshops.
As the business world has opened its eyes to the powerful applications of improv, Justin has even been looked to by Harvard Business School as an expert in this field, teaching improv workshops to MBA students on their campus. Justin’s reach continually grows. He was a featured speaker at the inaugural TEDx talks in Dayton, and has been invited back each year to participate in the annual event, most recently putting on an improvised musical with other Black Box improvisers.