Dan DeSalva has been performing comedy since 2006. Starting as a stand-up, Dan performed throughout the New York metropolitan area, affiliated with the Kids 'N Comedy program at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York, as well as Treehouse Comedy Productions in Connecticut. In 2009, Dan moved to Illinois to attend Northwestern University. Shortly after, Dan began his formal improv training at the iO Theater in Chicago. After completing the iO program, Dan enrolled in The Second City Conservatory. While at The Second City, Dan contributed written articles and assisted with video productions for The Second City Network. In 2015, his independent group RAINSTICK was featured in the Chicago Improv Festival as one of Chicago's top emerging artists. Dan moved to Chapel Hill in the summer of 2015 and was lucky enough to find DSI Comedy Theater. There he continues to grow as a writer, performer, and person. Dan has been privileged to study under Tara DeFrancisco, Colleen Doyle, Michael Gellman, Noah Gregoropoulos, Lyndsay Hailey, Michael Lehrer, George McAuliffe, Charlie McCrackin, Dana Quercioli, Dee Ryan, Jason Shotts, Craig Uhlir, and Zach Ward. He has also taken workshops with Kevin Mullaney, Mick Napier, and Katie Rich.