I began my combat training in 2015 at The Lost Colony where I worked with Jason Paul Tate in Single Sword and Unarmed techniques. I then worked for Horn in the West for the following two Summers where I studied under David Reed. During my time there I tested in Broadsword, Sword and Shield, Rapier and Dagger, Quarterstaff, and Small Sword. Currently I have been certified in 7 of the 8 weapon styles offered by the Society of American Fight Directors. In 2017 I reached the rank of Advanced Actor/Combatant with the SAFD. I also took part in many light saber battles with my friends.
I have put my combat experience to great use, having Fight Captained and Fight Choreographed shows such as Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, You Can't Take it With You, Crimes of the Heart, Deirdre Kinahan's Moment, and American La Ronde (adaptation by Stephen Dietz). I think stage combat is important in helping us redefine our ideas of our own physical limitations. It's also a pretty fun way to work out.
Fight reel and Select fights
"American La Ronde" 2017 (Choreography by Daniel Roth)
"Moment" 2018 (Choreography by Daniel Roth)
"Twelfth Night" 2018 (Choreography by Daniel Roth)