Joyful is an actress, writer, and performance coach who leads unique team building and story telling workshops for businesses and institutions. Born into an entertainment family, she has been performing professionally since childhood.
Joyful studied theater and dance at Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and earned an MFA in Dramatic Art from UC Davis. While at Davis she spearheaded a leadership training program using improv and story telling for the Graduate School of Management. She went on to create a similar program at Florida International University in Miami and travels throughout the United States leading workshops. She holds regular improv and story telling classes for business professionals at the Berkeley Rep school Theater and Mill Valley Theater Company.
Joyful is an accomplished performer and writer. She studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, appeared alongside Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness, and her ensemble theater troupe Rococo Risqué named Best Theater Ensemble by SF Weekly. Her award winning solo comedy recently returned from a sold out run in NYC and will be headed to Los Angeles in June.