Jacque Arend started improvising in 2005. Her first dose of education came from IO Chicago’s summer intensive. Since, she has been improvising, gaining experience and knowledge any way she can. She co-founded The Torch Theatre in 2007. There she is an instructor, coach and regular perfomer. Jacque is a founding member of Mail Order Bride and Light Rail Pirates in 2006, two Torch house teams that still perform today. She also performs regularly with MuChuChu, JaxN Reed and the Neighborhood along with other side projects. Jacque has played on Mainstage of the Phoenix Improv Festival for the last eight years. Recently she has performed in the 2015 Los Angelas Improv Festival, Pittsburgh Comedy Festival and Hollywood Improv Festival.
Jacque created and instructs the improv focuses at the Arizona Actors Academy. She also teaches the teens in the Torch youth programs and facilitates corporate training. Jacque has done several team building workshops for big corporations and small non-profits focusing on positive communication and social skills.