I am a Fight Director with 30 years of experience choreographing and teaching stage combat regionally, nationally, and internationally. I also have the ability to provide remote video coaching of the choreography and possess a full armory for rental.

Theatrical Fight Direction

American Conservatory Theater
San Francisco, CA
  • Hamlet
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The Birthday Party
  • Love and a Bottle
  • Monstress
  • Ah Wilderness
  • Between Riverside and Crazy
  • India Ink
  • Mr. Burns
  • The Orphan of Zhao
  • Venus in Fur
  • Major Barbara
  • Arcadia
  • Dead Metaphor
  • Elektra
  • Scorched
  • Christmas Carol (2011-2017)
  • Clybourne Park
  • Homecoming
  • Tales of the City
ACT - MFA Program
San Francisco, CA
  • Taming of the Shrew
  • Black Orpheus
  • Crazy for the Country
  • Hamlet
  • Kalos Kai Agathos
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Sueno
  • Darling
  • 7 Guitars
  • Cloud 9
  • One Acts
  • Othello
  • Homefront
  • Comedy of Errors
  • Litter
  • The Odyssey
  • Show Choir
  • Polaroid Stories
  • The Rover
ACT – The Strand Theater
San Francisco, CA
  • Vietgone
  • Chester Bailey
  • The Unfortunates
    TheatreWorks
    Palo Alto, CA
    • Around the World in 80 Days
    • Prince of Egypt
    • The Four Immigrants
    • Cyrano
    • Water by the Spoonful
    • The Hound of the Baskervilles
    • Little Women
    • Time Stands Still
    • Of Mice and Men
    • Clementine in the Lower 9
    • Snow Falling on Cedars
    • Superior Donuts
    Lorraine Hansberry Theater
    San Francisco, CA
    • Blues for an Alabama Sky
      Santa Clara University
      Santa Clara, CA
      • Playboy of the Western World
      • West Side Story

        Fire Arts

        Fight choreography including, but not limited to, live open flame weapons such as flaming swords, whips, staves, etc.
        The Crucible
        Oakand, CA
        • Dracul, Prince of Fire
        • The Firebird
        • The Odyssey
        • Romeo and Juliet

          Opera Fight Direction

          I was the resident Fight Director from 2000-2013 responsible for all fight choreography and stage combat workshops for the main opera house and the San Francisco Opera Merola training program.
          San Francisco Opera
          San Francisco, CA
          • Approximately 100 operas
            Los Angeles Opera
            Los Angeles, CA
            • Tristan and Isolde
              Santa Fe Opera
              Santa Fe, NM
              • Tosca
              • Maometto II
              • Wozzeck
                West Edge Opera
                Oakland, CA
                • Pelleas and Mellisandre
                • Carmen
                • Legend of the Ring
                  Lyric Opera of Kansas City
                  Kansas City, MO
                  • Antony and Cleopatra
                    Gran Teatro Del Liceu
                    Barcelona, Spain
                    • Tristan and Isolde
                      Teatro Massimo
                      Palermo, Italy
                      • Fanciulla Del West

                        Education

                        Santa Clara University  ̶ B.A.
                        1990

                        Weapons and Fighting Styles Proficiency

                        • Hand to hand
                        • European staff
                        • Wu Shu staff
                        • Broadsword (also fire sword)
                        • Sword and shield
                        • Rapier
                        • Rapier and dagger
                        • Small sword
                        • Sabre whip (also fire whip)
                        • Knife
                        • Ballisong
                        • Katana Nunchaku
                        • Escrima
                        • Aikido
                        • Muay Thai
                        • American boxing
                        • Kung Fu
                        • All firearms (Entertainment Firearms Permit available upon request)

                        Skills

                        • Certified EMT
                        • Certified Firefighter
                        • Rescue swimmer
                        • PADI certified diver
                        • Archery
                        • Precision shooting
                        • Sky diving
                        • Stunts
                        • High falls
                        • Driving (motorcycle, car, truck, tractor trailer, emergency vehicle license)
                        • Horseback riding
                        • Climbing
                        • Rappelling
                        • Bungee jumping
                        • Kayaking
                        • Juggling/balancing
                        • Acting
                        • Dance
                        • Commedia

                        Teaching

                        • Santa Clara University: armed combat class ’91; Single sword and unarmed workshop 2010
                        • Yale University, Opera Training Program: dueling workshop
                        • San Francisco Opera Merola Training Program: armed and unarmed combat
                        • University of Anchorage, AK: armed class with Michael Hood (Certified Teacher SAFD)
                        • Academy of the Sword: taught armed unarmed classes, workshops, and choreography as a member of Richard Lane’s company (Fight Director, SAFD)
                        • Alaska Theater of Youth: choreographed all shows, armed, unarmed classes and workshops in anchorage and on tours as Associate Artistic Director of company
                          • Southeast AK
                          • England
                          • Australia
                          • New Zealand
                        • California Theater Center: choreographed all shows, armed, unarmed classes and workshops as a member of California Theater Center
                        • Odyssey School: classes in armed and unarmed combat
                        • Redwood High School: classes in unarmed and single rapier
                        • Tamalpais High School: classes in unarmed and single rapier