Bradford Jordan is an actor, storyteller, and educator who joined the Performance of a Lifetime (POAL) team in 2011. Fluent in Spanish and Russian, he holds a B.A. in political science and economics from Columbia University and a Masters in international relations from Oxford University. In addition to his work with as a trainer with POAL, Bradford is a lead teacher at the People’s Improv Theatre in New York, where he has introduced hundreds of students to the art of improvisation. His two-person improvisation team, Swords, has performed at venues across the United States. As an actor, director, and teacher with the acclaimed national arts and literacy organization, The Story Pirates, Bradford teaches creative writing workshops to elementary and high school kids and works with his creative team to adapt their stories into musical sketch comedy shows featuring professional actors and musicians such as Jon Stewart, Kristen Schaal, and Lou Reed. Bradford is a Moth story slam winner and his stories can be heard on the Moth Radio Hour on NPR and on the Moth Podcast.
In addition to his artistic pursuits, Bradford is a New York City Bike Ambassador with Transportation Alternatives, working with a large coalition of New Yorkers to create safer streets and public places for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.