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Katy has been performing long-form improv with The Maydays for 10 years. She also performs long-form with Katy and Rach, Project Two and At Home with Katy and Tony.
She has also played with Baby Wants Candy, Fluxx, Music Box, Silly String Theory and Stillpoint.
She performed in ‘Who Ya Gonna Call?’ the Ghostbusters Musical at last year’s Edinburgh Festival, achieving a standing room only run of shows and five star reviews (“What the world has been missing”, 5 STARS, Three Weeks).
She has trained at iO and Second City in Chicago as well as with teachers from Annoyance and UCB.
She often directs The Maydays and regularly coaches improv groups across the UK improv scene.
Jinni has been improvising for the past five years, and has been improvising solo for the past two.
After starting her improv training with Hoopla, she went on to learn from Cariad Lloyd (Austentatious), Mark Beltzman (co-founder of Improv Olympic, Chicago, and Director at Second City), Dylan Emery (Showstoppers!, The School of Night) and Jacob Banigan (Rapid Fire Theatre, Edmonton, Canada).
Jinni has performed both short-form and long-form improv all over London, at the Edinburgh Fringe, and in Italian at the Match d'Improvizzazione Mondiali, as well as in improvathons in Liverpool, London, and at the Bristol Old Vic.
For the past two years she has been improvising solo in Jinni Lyons is an Only Child, touring this year to festivals in Texas, Boston, Cambridge and Bristol.
She is also a teacher at The Actors Centre, where she was a judge for this year's Alan Bates Bursary Award.