Gina Trimarco Cligrow – Founder & Director of Training and Entertainment – Email Gina
Gina is the founder and owner of Carolina Improv Company, overseeing all aspects of the company, including teaching adult classes, facilitating corporate training programs and directing/producing improv shows. Originally from Chicago, Gina earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from DePaul University. While in college she studied improvisational theatre at Chicago’s famed Second City Conservatory and Player’s Workshop of the Second City. She has also studied with Zach Ward, owner and producer of DSI Comedy Theater in North Carolina. When she discovered that improv entertainment and classes didn’t exist in Myrtle Beach she decided to start teaching improv herself!
Gina relocated to the Myrtle Beach, SC in 2007 after more than a decade of experience in the entertainment, hospitality and tourism industries in Chicago. Before arriving to Myrtle Beach, Gina was the General Manager for the Navy Pier IMAX Theatre, a tourist attraction similar to Broadway at the Beach. A former television producer, she held marketing director positions with Spirit Cruises, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding and Butterfields’ Auctioneers. Additionally, she worked in public relations for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and City Colleges of Chicago.
In addition to training for clients, Gina also teaches continuing education classes at Horry-Georgetown Technical College in the areas of customer service, sales and leadership.
Giving back to the community is important to Gina. Gina serves the Myrtle Beach community as a member of the Board of Regents of Leadership Grand Strand (LGS), alum of LGS 29 and as a committee member of the Small Business Council for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. She also is a recent newlywed and wife of Ted Cligrow, owner of Carolina Home Exteriors.
“Improv your life and you’ll laugh more!” – Gina Trimarco Cligrow
Gina’s career highlights are available on LinkedIn.
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