Chelsea Zeller

Chelsea (she/her) is an actor, comedian, and improviser. She has trained at Improv Theatre Sydney, The Second City Chicago and is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts in acting.

Chelsea has sold out shows at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival & Adelaide fringe with her character-driven narratives, audience driven performances.

Chelsea co-founded theatre company fear+love, crafting new work in clowning and physical comedy for The Malthouse Theatre, The Butterfly Club, as well as Melbourne and Adelaide fringe festivals.

You’ll find Chelsea regularly teaching for ITS, Belvoir St Theatre, and Marian Street Theatre for Young People, and she is the former Artistic Director of Fairfax Youth Arts Festival.

Improv loves: That no matter what’s going on in your life, improv brings you 100% into the present moment. I love that improv is a once-off experience, the magic is created for that particular audience, with those particular performers, in that particular moment…

Comedy hero: Catherine O’Hara

Hobbies: Cooking, writing, working my way through gelato flavours at every gelato shop in Sydney

Favourite improv advice: Be brave! The stakes are lower than you think.