Jaklene Vuksinovic

Ensemble Cast

Joined Impro Melbourne: 2014

Performance background:

Jaklene appeared in Impro Box shows including Wodehouse, The Accusing Parlour, Spyfall, Monster of the Week, and Time Lord. She has performed in Zombzical: A Musical and In The Arbour (inspired by Chekov) at Canberra’s Improvention, in the International Ensemble at Slapdash 2015 (London), and at New Zealand Improv Festival in Nothing But The Truth and The Circle of Sound and Story. She has co-created and performed in #hashtag and A Butterfly Effect at Adelaide Fringe.

Teaching experience:

Jaklene is an improvisor, light and sound technician, stage manager and producer who has worked with a number of independent and community theatre companies across Melbourne. 

They’ve performed and taught impro  in Australia and overseas (Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Improv Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Fringe, Improvention Canberra, New Zealand Improv Festival, Mt Olympus Improv Festival Athens and Slapdash London) with a passion for stagecraft and technical skills. 

As a teacher, Jaklene loves sharing the fun, mischief and joy of improvisation with adults from a variety of occupations and backgrounds.

Improvisation Festivals

  • New Zealand Improv Festival Workshops:
    • Hugging The Cactus (2014)
    • Making A Monster (2016),
    • #hashtag (2017)

Theatre credit:

  • Hansel, Hansel and Gretel (innatum theatre, 2014)

Impro credits:

  • 2006- 2008  Off The Cuff at the University of Melbourne
  • 2011-2013    The Impro Box
  • 2013-             First Draft Theatre
  • 2014-             The Big Hoo-Haa Melbourne
  • Impro Melbourne

TV credit:

Medical Staff, True Stories with Hamish and Andy (2017)

Radio credit:

Arts Mitten, SYN Radio (2010-2011)

Impro motto or quote: “It’s always your turn!” - Jill Bernard

Impro Mentor: Katherine Weaver

Favourite IM Show: I love The Impro Cave - it’s such a great place for creative exploration.

Comic inspirations: Mandy McElhinney, Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey, Magda Szubanski

My little secret: If I’m not on stage, my favourite seat in the house is behind the lighting desk.

Reviews Performance:

“…Vukasinovic is an extraordinary player. She deftly weaves narrative, enfolding offers in the blink of an eye and developing them into intuitive leaps in story that in retrospect seem obvious. Her stage presence is fully open and honest.” — Patrick Davies, TheatreReview, New Zealand.