Jessica Antes is an actor, writer and teacher. She is a Chicago native with a BA in Film & Video from Columbia College Chicago, as well as a graduate of the Second City Training Center's Conservatory, Comedy Writing Program, Music Conservatory and iO Chicago. She teaches many classes to both children and adults at the Second City Training Center in Chicago which include: Intro and Advanced improvisation, Comedy Writing, Improv for Anxiety, Improv for Parkinson's, Improv for Seniors, Making the Improvised Musical, and various artist in residencies at schools in the Chicago land area. She has also taught special Improv workshops at The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and Act Out Academy in Birmingham, Alabama. Jessica is a co-creator of a comedy training program called S.H.E. Camp (Sisterhood Humor & Empowerment) that focuses on empowerment and encouraging girls and young women to develop their own unique artistic voice. When she's not teaching, she performs with her improv team, Daffodil, at iO Chicago and her sketch groups Just the Tip, The Comic Thread and Half & Half. Lastly, when comedy isn't consuming her life, she likes to hang with her dog, Hobbes, and cook a delicious meal.