Cody Dearing

Cody is the former Artistic Director & Education Director at ColdTowne Theater where he also teaches levels 3-6. He currently performs with SKUTCH, and produces & directs shows for the theater. Cody has studied with instructors from Improv Olympic (Chicago), the Upright Citizens Brigade (LA/NY), Second City (Chicago), The Annoyance (Chicago), Coldtowne Theater (Austin), and more. In addition to teaching classes at ColdTowne, he also teaches corporate workshops and leads team building events with national and local business including WholeFoods, Razorfish, Rudy’s BBQ and others. He was recently awarded the title of “Best Teacher” by his peers for the second year in a row at the 2013 ColdTowne Awards. He has also received numerous other awards and recognition including: Best Show Run for his show “Slaughter Your Shorts” in 2011, First Date Winner of the 2009 Austins Funniest Filmmaker competition, Best New Format Look Cookie from the 2008 Austin Improv Collective Awards, Nominated by the Austin Improv Collective in 2008 and 2007 for Best Absurd Scenes, and Most Fearless Improviser, Best Improv Troupe Look Cookie from 2007 The A-List (Austin), Best Sketch The Shower Scene in the 2006 Lone Star Sketch Fest (Austin).