Colette Henderson

Colette Henderson

Colette grew up loving comedy and is delighted to be onstage creating her own. Born in Boston, she spent most of her childhood in Chapel Hill. From age 8 through high school, she was a competitive horseback rider and taught riding at Springforth Farm in Durham. Colette graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Elementary Education in 2009. She is currently a 4th grade teacher in Cary, NC.

She began her improv studies in the summer of 2005 with Zach Ward, and has since studied with Jeremy Griffin, Austin Nava, Callie Peck and Paula Pazderka. She has workshopped with Joe Bill, Rene Duquesnoy, Anthony King, Anthony LeBlanc, Kevin Patrick Robbins, Asaf Ronen, Jane Borden, Corey Brown, Kevin Thom, Megan Gray, and Jeff Griggs, among others. She was a member of the all-female powerhouse ensemble Elaine as well as Comedy Sportz. She now performs Improv Slam regularly and sometimes can be found impersonating Diane Rehm or Kirsten Dunst in Match Game. She also teaches DSI summer youth camps.

In addition to comedy, Colette enjoys working with kids and goofing around with her improviser boyfriend, Bryan Barnes.