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Deana Criess

Instructor and Applied Improvisation Specialist


An educator with more than 20 years of experience, Deana has worked in a wide variety of inclusive classrooms at the K-8, high school, college and professional development levels. She also brings to Perkins a pronounced funny bone, having spent the bulk of her career at ImprovBoston. Over her 10 years there, she created and implemented Customer Success programming for the organization’s corporate training arm, IBcreative, and pioneered a number of innovative comedy programs for diverse populations, including people with disabilities.