Karla Dingle is an exceptional teacher - she is knowledgeable, warm, always well-prepared and a talented performer who actually displays the values she teaches on stage.
Through her wider work with Queen City Comedy, she is a beacon of best practice & inclusion - promoting diversity, compassion and advocacy. We are a stronger, more loving artistic community because of Karla’s global leadership. I feel very lucky to know her.
I have been to quite a few types of acting classes both in real life and online. Very few can tap into my creative abilities as well as Karla does. When it comes to monologues she creates the space, both mentally and emotionally, so that you can really access the truth behind the words.
Powerful stuff. I count myself lucky to have been under her guidance for 8 very productive weeks.
Flintshire Funny Bone, Wales
Karla Dingle is clearly doing both what she loves and was born to do. I love every single one of her fun and engaging classes . Karla is a talented and engaging teacher who is generous with her knowledge and even provides detailed notes. Her classes are dynamic as she shares her expert knowledge while balancing students' needs. As an acting coach with her guidance I had my first audition that I felt proud and authentic in. I highly recommend Karla!
Chef, Toronto Canada
Karla coaches and leads improv teams that encompass people from all over the world of varying ages and diverse LGBTQi+ status. She helps find a collective voice from a group of people who may have differing needs. During an event where I had hired her as a teacher, she offered worksheets with follow-up information and links to videos for more detail on her lesson. This awareness increased the quality and impact of her workshop. She is a significant engine behind Queen City Comedy, an internationally known improv school.
Improv Boost, Chester England
I had the pleasure to take a class with Karla and it was stupendous. She really understood the seemingly wide spectrum of my and fellow participants' needs and tailored a perfect session.
The exercises and debrief flowed so naturally along with the details referring back to the expectations we had detailed earlier in the class. I would not only recommend learning from her but also watching her performances and playing improv with her- because those are learnings too!
Adamant Eves, India
WIESLAY ROCKI, MD, PHD
I have been a student of Karla Dingle for almost three years, taking numerous of her classes and performing with her on one occasion. I experience the following points as unique for Karla:
In-depth unique technical expertise supported by her education in the art of acting and improvisation.
Inclusivity in her teaching in terms of students’ age, nationalities, and gender orientation
Karla’s humble, supportive, resourceful, and assertive personality equips her well to handle different teaching topics and different behavior of the improvisers – always with respect, support, and inspiration.
I attended a wonderful workshop session by Karla Dingle. She provided some absolutely simple and easy to remember tips to initiate and advance scenes. She answered each and every question the participants asked, above, and beyond the scope of the session as well.
One of the best parts of the course is how Karla exactly envisions supporting characters, scenarios that intensify the emotions of your (monologue's) character. The change between the before and after version of your monologue is a testament to this approach.You will feel the character in your bones. She will ensure that. Brilliant! I would totally recommend any workshop with her and Queen City Comedy.
Improv Comedy Bangalore
I have been an improviser for 15 years and Karla's 'Acting for Improvisers' course is easily one of the best I've ever taken. The depth of her knowledge of improvisation and acting are clear, as is her commitment to create a safe and welcoming environment for her students.
Each week gave a new challenge and Karla's encouragement really made me feel as though I was developing as an improviser and actor. Difficult topics were covered sensitively and respectfully which allowed me to explore deeply personal and moving subject matter in a way that felt completely safe. I have recommended Karla's teaching to several colleagues and would urge anyone to take a class with her.
Glossop Improv, England
Karla is a wonderfully creative, loving improv instructor who goes the extra mile when it comes to incorporating playfulness in the numerous Miki’s Play Dates she has led at the Vintage Improv Festival.As an improviser,
Karla is incredibly versatile and plays a wide range of styles amazingly. I absolutely love working and playing with her.I love her imagination and how it expresses itself in the unique atmosphere provided in virtual improvisation.
Vintage Improv Festival, Boston
Karla’s classes are inspiring. She is quickly responsive to inquiries and well organized. I’ve only taken her online classes because I don’t live near her but I would if I did. She is very open, inclusive and interested in our feedback to the exercises that she provides. She explains them well and why we’re doing them. Plus she is fair handed in making sure everyone gets a chance to play with everyone else in the class, even when one’s technology is giving them trouble. Her classes are well prepared with no time wasted. Playing with Karla is fun, as well.
Student, New Zealand
I would highly recommend taking any class or workshops Karla has. She’s an outstanding instructor and person. There’s so much variety. She’s like an improv encyclopedia. I try to take every workshop/class she offers.
I’ve always walked away learning something new and useful. I believe she could teach anyone of any age. Everyone can benefit from her knowledge and experience. She’s always in tune, always considerate.