Marten Niner resides in Phoenix, Arizona and has 30 plus years of acting, improv, stand-up comedy, and performing experience. He has directed and performed with Dance Motion, Jester ‘Z Improv Group, Stick Horses in Pants Improv Troupe, Arizona and Colorado Renaissance Festivals, The Oxymoron ‘Z, Phoenix Symphony, and Valley Youth Theatre’s HaHa’s Improvisational Comedy Troupe. He is also the co-founder of Pantheon Enterprises, an environmental chemical company. He is the founder and lead guitarist and singer of local funk band JUNK and performs regularly throughout the valley.
His expertise in Improv Comedy brings him to our faculty where his classes will focus on improvisational ideas and techniques for acting, auditions, job interviews, interpersonal interactions and life in general. Marten’s teaching techniques also encompass overcoming personal obstacles (self-doubt, fear, drama (not the good kind), confusion and/or procrastination through learning simple techniques with a foundation in improvisational comedy.