Rebecca Poretsky






is a facilitator, trainer, teacher, and performer based in San Francisco. She has worked with hundreds of companies, non-profits, and schools in offering collaboration, communication, and creativity workshops - helping people work better and have more fun.

She teaches improvisation at all levels, from the very beginner to the advanced student, and is particularly passionate about character and physical skills and committed acting and play.



Rebecca is an excellent teacher. Very supportive of each person — meets them where they are, and makes them feel comfortable.
— BATS Improv student

“Rebecca was amazing! Both as a serious acting coach and in keeping the class fun and welcoming and fast paced. I’d take her foundation classes one through 100 if I could!”

- BATS Improv student

Rebecca was amazing. This class really opened my eyes to a lot of the life lessons of improv. And Rebecca made it ever fun and exciting to learn!
— BATS Improv student

“Thank you so much for the amazing workshop! Your encouraging and playful tone combined with such a perfect selection of games/exercises make you an incredibly effective facilitator. The class flowed seamlessly and had just the right amount of reflection and de-briefing.”

- Leah Greenberg, Youth Programs Manager, Contemporary Jewish Museum

Rebecca has a great style and gave lots of excellent feedback to everyone.
— BATS Improv student

“Everyone had a really great time and it was perfectly aligned to the goals for the day.  Lessons learned, and not over prescribed!  I’ll be sending lots of recommendations your way!”

- Jill Jepson, Vice President,
Global Brand Management, BioMarin


“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.”

- Martha Graham