New York improviser: Mata Hari

Mata Hari

Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" Zelle, better known by the stage name Mata Hari, is a Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy who was executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I. She got her start with The Groundlings in LA, before moving to New York in 2006 to study at the Upright Citizens Brigade. She has studied with such teachers as Betsy Stover, Gavin Speiller, Will Hines, Brandon Gardner and Matt Besser, and also bar tends at the UCBeast on Fridays and Saturdays. When not performing with her indie team Canterbury, Mata can be seen seductively spinning parasols, or jamming with Grandma's Ashes on Wednesday Nights!