Kat Hoyos

Kat is a highly accomplished triple threat actor, singer and dancer. She also works as a director and choreographer.

Named one of the Next Gen Women of Film and TV by TVWeek, she has starred in Australian films and television shows such as the Channel 9 drama Amazing Grace where she currently plays the role of midwife Sasha Lorente, as well as the Channel 9 comedy Here Come The Habibs where she played the role of Layla Habib and also the Australian film Chasing Comets where she played the role of Dee alongside Isabel Lucas and Dan Ewing. Here Come The Habibs was nominated for Best International Comedy at the Golden Nymph and the Berlin Rose D’OR awards. It was also nominated for Most Popular Comedy in the TVWeek Logie awards.

As a singer and dancer she has toured nationally and internationally with musical theatre productions such as Jersey Boys, Xanadu and Hairspray and has also performed at Carols by Candlelight, the MTV Music Awards and ARIA awards.

Kat loves to be involved behind the scenes as well, she has directed her own short films as well as contributed in the writers room to a number of Australian TV and theatre productions.

She is a graduate of the University of Wollongong with a degree in Performance (Music and Theatre) as well as a graduate of Brent Street Performing Arts School where she completed a Cert IV in Dance.

As a student of improv comedy she has trained at both The Groundlings Improv Theatre School in Los Angeles, and (of course) at Improv Theatre Sydney where she currently performs as part of the house team program.

Alongside ITS, Kat also teaches at a number of major performing arts schools in Australia including NIDA and has also lectured at the University of Wollongong.

Her improv teaching style is energized and actor focussed with a dash of fun. Ok, maybe a lot of fun, what’s improv without the fun! But most of all she aims to help curious minds take the leap of faith and find their inner comedian in an engaging and trusting environment at ITS!