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            2011-present Director of Theater Paradise Valley Community College

            2010 Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors

            2006 CEO and Creator: Fight Call, LLC


            1997 – 2000:  Western Illinois University  Macomb, IL

   MFA Directing

   Secondary Emphasis Stage Combat and Acting

1993 – 1997:  Western Illinois University  Macomb, IL         

   BA theatre Music minor    

Additional Training and Experience

2023IDC-Intimacy Directors Workshop 1
2022ACUE accredited Inclusive Teaching for Equitable Learning Course
2021ACUE accredited Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Online Learning Environment
2021TIE Consent in the Classroom
2021Broadway Teaching Workshop
2021TIE Intimacy Choreography
2021TIE Best Practices
2020-2021Yoga- 3 semesters of training
2020-2021Greenville University Masters class- Framing Difficult Conversations
2020-2021Greenville University Masters class- Culturally Responsive Strategies
2020-2021Greenville University Masters Class- Data to Drive Improvement in Ed
2019-2020Greenville University Masters class- Student Assessment in the Arts
2019-2020Greenville University Masters class- Creating an Engaging Lesson Plan
2019-2020Greenville University Masters class- Motivating Unmotivated Students
2019-2020Greenville University Masters class- Building Your School’s Brand
2009-2013Dueling Arts International, Member Representative
2006-2014Associate Instructor Dueling Arts International
2014Matlin Studios Acting Class
2008DAI Fight Direction Workshop
2008Matthew Dearing  Film Acting Class 
2007Krav Maga- 3 months
2007Defensive Tactics- Weekend Class
2007Kung Fu/Qui Gong, semester class
2006Winter Wonderland Stage Combat Workshop-TA
2006Teaching Symposium Dueling Arts International
2005NSCW- Intern
2005Aikido- one year
2005Saber Fencing (Roger S. Siggs), semester
2005March Madness Regional Stage Combat Workshop (Cincinnati)
2005Tae Kwan Do (Master Jbara and Master Williams)- test up to yellow belt
2005Dance Classes- Jazz, Intermediate Tap, Ballet, Argentine Tango
2004Rumble in the Rockies Stage Combat Workshop (Denver)
2003Intermediate Stage Combat Workshop (Las Vegas)
2003TVI Studios Actor Training Workshop (Los Angeles)
2003Workshop Combat for Film (David Boushey)
2002Beginnings Workshop/ Chaperone (New York Peter Sklar)
2001Stage Combat- Knife Workshop (Dale Girard)
2001Stage Combat-Single Sword Workshop (Allan Suddeth)
2001On Camera Commercial Audition Workshop (Norm Silver)
2001National Stage Combat Workshop- Actor Combatant
2000Illinois Theatre Association Conference
1997Kip Niven Workshops on Musical theatre
1997Royal Shakespeare Touring Company Classes included work in Shakespeare & musical theatre
  • Teaching and lectures
Paradise Valley Community College- Stage Combat (all 8 SAFD weapon styles), Makeup for Stage and Screen, Acting 1 & 2, Introduction to Directing, Opportunities in Production, Introduction to Theatre, Modern Drama, Stage Movement, Theatre for Youth, Design ScenographyGateway Early College High School- Acting 1 & 2 (4 semesters- 2007-2011)Pardes Jewish Dayschool – On Camera Class
21st Century Grant- Herrera Elementary School- Film/Theatre (spring 2009)
Phoenix College- Introduction to Cinema, Stage Combat, Acting I                     (6 semesters- 2005-2010) Glendale Community College-(2 semesters) Acting I, Auditions (2005-2006)
Reading tutor Camelback High School
Theatre Camp- North Valley Community Playhouse 2007
Winter Wonderland 2005 Taught Unarmed Combat
Arizona Thespian Festival 2005, 2006, 2008: Unarmed Combat
Seven Semesters: Adjunct Professor of Theatre at The Community College of Aurora, Classes: Directing I: Spring 2004; Acting I: Spring 2002 – Spring 2004; Stage Combat: Fall 2003, 2004; Introduction to Theatre Arts: Spring 2002- Fall 2004; Theatre Production: Spring 2003, 2004; Theatre Make-up: Summer 2002
Guest Artist: Box Elder High School, Utah
2005 Stage Combat Workshops, 3 high schools, Utah
   Private Acting and Combat Lessons: Beginning Spring 2001-current
   Combat Workshop- Opera Colorado, DCPA Spring 2003
   Denver School of the Arts: Guest Artist spots 2002, 2003   Introduction to Unarmed: Atta Boy, Fall 2001   Improvisation: The Parker Center, Winter 2002   Mad Science of Denver: started Oct. 19- 2 seasons   Scenes for Teens: The Parker Center  Spring and Fall 2001   Beginning Playmaking: Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities-Winter and Spring 2001
   Acting One Fundamentals: The Parker Center  Winter 2001
   Creative Expressions: The Parker Center    Winter 2001
   Basic Makeup: The Parker Center Spring 2001
   Introduction to Theatre:  Western Illinois University Fall 1999 and Spring  2000
   Senior Scholars Lecture: Summer Music Theatre “My Fair Lady History and Views”
   Drama Learning Center: taught elementary school students basic Drama lessons in acting, scene building, script writing, and Singing
   Medieval Day: presented information and demonstrated fights for Middle school on Medieval weaponry
   Directing advisor for student directing projects:  Magnificent Obsession and MFA production of The Car


Fight Direction: Theatre Choreography

Shakespeare in LoveDirector: Andrea Robertson, Paradise Valley Community College
*FrankensteinDirector: Sarah Meyers, Arizona Opera
*ToscaDirector: Stephanie Havey, Arizona Opera
A Midsummer Night’s DreamDirector: Maren Maclean Mascarelli, Paradise Valley CC
GaslightDirector: Ben Tyler, Fountain Hills Community Theatre
NewsiesDirector: Ross Collins, Fountain Hills Youth Theatre
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and MurderDirector: Andrea Robertson, PVCC (AriZoni award winner)
Dread Pirate SadieDirector Sarah Houghtelin Koerner, North High Theatre and Film
*CarmenDirector Stephanie Havey, Arizona Opera Company
*Riders of the Purple Sage (restaged)Director Fenlon Lamb, Arizona Opera Company
*Silent NightDirector Michael Shell, Arizona Opera Company
Miracle WorkerDirector Ross Collins, Fountain Hills Youth Theatre
Romeo and JulietDirector Kara Harris, Great Hearts School
Hand to GodDirector Ron May, Stray Cat Theatre (AriZoni award winner)
Gideon’s KnotDirector Tracy Liz Miller, Stray Cat Theatre
AntigoneDirector Melissa Carroll Jackson, Pinnacle Theatre Company
Ozma of OzDirector Dr. Craig Kosnik, Arizona School for the Arts
The Beaux StratagemDirector Gary Zaro, Paradise Valley Community College
She Kills MonstersDirector Anne Schindler, Phoenix College
Cave Boys (world premiere)Director Dr. Craig Kosnik, Paradise Valley Community College
Peter and the Star CatcherDirector Andrea Robertson, Paradise Valley Community College
*Madame ButterflyDirector  Matthew Ozawa, Arizona Opera Company
*CandideDirector Christopher Mattaliano, Arizona Opera Company
*ToscaDirector Tara Fairchild, Arizona Opera Company
Romeo and JulietDirector Kara Harris, Great Hearts Academy
1070 We Were Strangers Once, TooDirector James Garcia, New Carpa Theatre
*Riders of the Purple SageDirector Fenlon Lamb, Arizona Opera Company
*Madame ButterflyDirector Matthew Ozawa, Arizona Opera Company
*Don GiovanniDirector Tara Fairchild, Arizona Opera Company
*CarmenDirector Tara Fairchild, Arizona Opera Company
The Scarlet PimpernelDirector Julie Huver, MozeArt Productions
The Outlaw Robin HoodDirector Craig Kosnik, Paradise Valley Community College
SpamalotDirector Andrea Robertson, Paradise Valley Community College
Mother HicksDirector Laura LaPrell, Sunnyslope High School
What I Did Last SummerDirector Joe Flowers, Paradise Valley Community College
The Ballad of Downtown JakeDirector Andrea Robertson, Paradise Valley Community College
Almost MaineDirector Richard Powers Hardt, Theatreworks
AidaDirector Laura LaPrell, Sunnyslope High School
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestDirector Gary Imel, Phoenix College
The Drowsy ChaperoneDirector Andrea Robertson, Paradise Valley Community College
Reefer MadnessDirector Anne Schindler, Phoenix college
MacbethDirector Susan St. John, South Mountain High School
The Pirate QueenDirector Gary Zaro, PVCC
The Desperate HoursDirector Andrea Robertson, Paradise Valley Community College
Almost MaineDirector Brandon Zale, Tesseract High School
Beauty and the BeastDirector Catherine Zatarski-Blanco, North Pointe Academy
OklahomaDirector John Owens, Central Community College
*Il TravatoreDirector John Hoomes, Arizona Opera Company
*ToscaDirector Bernard Uzan, Arizona Opera Company
*Romeo et JulietteDirector Candace Evans, Arizona Opera Company
*Lucia di LammermoorDirector Fenlon Lamb, Arizona Opera Company
Good Night Desdemona, Good Morning JulietDirector Eric Schoen, Class 6 Theater
*Cavalleria Rusticana/PagliacciDirector Kay Castaldo, Arizona Opera Company
Crazy for YouDirector Laura LaPrell, Sunnyslope High School
I Hate HamletDirector Andrea Robertson, Paradise Valley Community College
12th NightDirector Eric Schoen, Paradise Valley Community College
*The Bible: Complete Word of God abridgedDirector Eric Schoen, Class 6 theater
*OtelloDirector John Hoomes, Arizona Opera Company
Romeo and Juliet (knife)Director Susan St. John, South Mountain High school
The Desperate HoursDirector Jerry Morrison, Theatreworks
The Scarlet PimpernelDirector Andrea Robertson, Paradise Valley Community College
*Matt and BenDirector Eric Schoen, Class 6 Theatre
Tom SawyerDirector Athena Hunting, Theaterworks
The LessonDirector Gary Imel, Phoenix College
Romeo and JulietDirector Gary Zaro, Paradise Valley Community College
Pirates a Love StoryDirector Karli Giles, Learning Foundation and Performing Arts
Beauty and the BeastDirector Athena Hunting, Theaterworks
Children of EdenDirector Laura LaPrell, Sunnyslope High School
*Johnny GuitarDirector Steve Hildebrand, Theatreworks
*All My SonsDirector  David Vining, Theaterworks
Drop DeadProducer Tom Piemme, Sun City Grand
*Miracle on 34th St.Director Andrea Robertson, Theatreworks
Dear PhoebeDirector Laura LaPrell, Sunnyslope High School
*BareDirector Mark Austin, Aperio Productions
Tobacco RoadDirector Gary Imel, Phoenix College
Theatreworks Summer Camp Original PlaysDirector Andrea Robertson, Jim Gradillas Theatreworks- Youthworks
Captain Preston and the Pirate ScourgeDirector Ross Collins, Fountain Hills Youth
Night of the Living DeadDirector Robyn Allan and Catherine Blanco, Theatreworks
CamelotDirector Robyn Allan, Theatreworks
Oliver Twist, the musicalDirector Andrea Robertson, Theatreworks Youthworks
Into the WoodsDirector Mark Stoddard, Paradise Valley Community College
The Princess BrideDirector Vanessa Bernal, Glendale High School
DeathtrapDirector Joy Bingham Stimple, Sun City Grand
MacbethDirector Kelly Gartland, Millennium High School
OklahomaDirector Sally Jo Bannow, Theatreworks
Peter PanDirector Jim Gradillas, Theatreworks
*What About LuvDirector Robyn Allan, Theatreworks
Face on the Barroom FloorDirector Gerry Burgess, Phoenix College
ExtremitiesDirector Richard Hardt, Theatreworks
Of Mice and MenDirector Jeana Whitaker, North Valley Playhouse
OthelloDirector Laurelann Porter, South Mountain Community College
OklahomaDirector Peter Hill, Fountain Hills Community Theatre
DraculaDirector Jeana Whitaker, North Valley Playhouse
Kabuki MacbethDirector Virginia Ludders, Glendale Community College
DeathtrapDirector Ken Kahle, Theatreworks
*Big RiverDirector Jim Christian, Arizona Broadway Theatre
Scarlet PimpernelDirector; Lori Towne, Mesa Community College
DraculaDirector: Jim Miller, Castle Rock Players
*Pal Joey                    Director: Bruce Cohen, Utah Musical Theatre
Robin Hood                Director: Andrea Robertson, Community College of Aurora
CabaretDirector: Michael Osborne, Community College of Aurora
The Theatrical IllusionDirector, Cheryl McFarren, Arapahoe Community College
Peter PanDenver School for Gifted Children
Three MusketeersDirector: Phil Newsom, Brighton Charter School
Romeo and JulietDirector: Robert Kramer, Ascot Theatre Teens Onstage
OthelloDirector: Michael Osborne, Community College of Aurora

Fight Direction: Film

End of the Road                      Columbia Film School, Director Andy Parker

Seasons of Hope                    Victory Angel Films, Director Brian Skiba

Out of Reach                           Victory Angel Films, Director Brian Skiba

  • Movement Choreography
Crow and WeaselGlendale Community College

Affiliations and Honors

  • Society of American Fight Directors:
    • Certified Teacher, 2009-present
    • Recognized Advanced Actor Combatant, 2004
    • Examiner’s Award for Excellence: Unarmed, Single Sword, Knife
    • Best Female Actor Combatant IACW 2003,  NSCW 2001
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • Member of Illinois Theatre Association 2001-2002
  • Graduate Assistant, Western Illinois University, 1997-2000
  • BA Graduate Honors
  •       Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Department Scholar of Theatre
  • College Scholar – College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Honors Scholar – Honors College of WIU



Shakespeare in LovePVCC- CPA
Kinky BootsPVCC- CPA
Twisted Tales Times TwoPVCC- youth traveling show
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and MurderPVCC- CPA
Twisted TalesPVCC- youth traveling show
SylviaPVCC- outdoor amphitheatre
CoronalogsPVCC and Arizona Theatre Company- recorded and streamed
Night of MysteryPVCC-recorded and streamed
GhostlightPVCC-recorded and streamed
I Love You, Your Perfect, Now ChangePVCC- CPA
Peter and the Star CatcherPVCC-CPA
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeePVCC-CPA
Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsPVCC-CPA
The Secret in the WingsPVCC-Black Box
The Ballad of Downtown Jake (original)PVCC-CPA
Arsenic and Old LacePVCC-CPA
The Desperate HoursPVCC-CPA
The Drowsy ChaperonePVCC-CPA
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeePVCC-CPA
Scarlet PimpernelPVCC-CPA
Fool for LovePVCC-Black box
I Hate Hamlet (thrust)PVCC-Black Box
Rocky Horror ShowPhoenix College
Compleat Female Stage BeautyParadise Valley CC
Love LettersPhoenix College
Dorothy Meets Alice or the Wizard of Wonderland    Arizona Jewish Theatre
Miracle on 34th Street- twiceTheatreworks
Lend Me a TenorPhoenix College
Dig N TelArizona Jewish Theatre
The CarPhoenix College
High School Musical- One Act VersionNorth Valley Playhouse
The NerdTheatreworks
You Can’t Take it With YouPhoenix College
Yours, AnneTheatreworks
Radium Girls (Guest Director)Palace Playhouse
My Fair Lady (Guest Dir. Summer Stock) Summer Music Theatre
It’s A Wonderful Life- the musical The Ascot Theatre
Rumors Community College of Aurora
Lost in Yonkers (thesis project) WIU Mainstage Theatre
Romance/Romance WIU Studio Theatre
The Rainmaker WIU Studio Theatre
Where Have all the Lightning Bugs Gone?               (arena staging) WIU Studio Theatre
Oklahoma Drama Learning Center, MI
Barefoot in the Park (thrust staging) WIU Studio Theatre
Do Over (thrust staging) WIU Studio Theatre
The Cabaret  (produced and arranged) Comstock Theatre, MI
The Stonewater Rapture (thrust staging) WIU Studio Theatre

Performing Highlights:

Off Broadway‌

Beginnings     LeadPeter Sklar,  Orpheum Theatre 

Tours: Stage Managing and/or Performing

Amelia Earhart                         ReporterAscot Theatre on the Go
*Miki                                         RosikaWIU Regional Touring Co.
**Onward Orphans Onward         ShannonWIU Regional Touring Co.
      *Original script      **Original musical 

Regional Theatre

The Pirate Queen (Grace O’Malley)Paradise Valley Community College
Blood Royal (Joan of Arc, Lady Bona)Southwest Shakespeare Company
Captain Louie (Roberta)Mesa Arts Center
Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife)Mark Stoddard, PVCC
I Do, I Do (Agnes)Lisa Pan, Desert Stages
Over the River and through the Woods (Caitlin) readingElayne Stein, Matlin Studio for the Arts
Miss Saigon  (Ellen)Fountain Hills Community
Dracula (Mina) replaced 3 days beforeNorth Valley Community Playhouse
The Importance of Being Ernest (Gwendolyn)Phoenix College
Boughs of Folly (Jewel)Herberger Lunchtime Series
Big River (Susan Wilkes)Arizona Broadway Theatre
Dancing at Lughnasa (Maggie)PVCC Guest Artist
Midsummer Nights Dream (amazon)Southwest Shakespeare Co.
Brigadoon (ensemble/dancer)Arizona Broadway Theatre
Gypsy (Louise)Derby Dinner Playhouse
Dracula (Mina)Castle Rock Players
Monkey Men (stage reading) (Celia)Chameleon Stage
Pal Joey (Melba)Utah Musical Theatre
Zorro (Ybarra)Utah Musical Theatre
The King and I  (Anna)Castle Rock Players
She Loves Me (Amalia)Everyman Theatre Littleton
Ghostlight (the stage manager)Everyman Theatre Littleton
My Fair Lady (chorus)Sundance Entertainment
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Francis)Everyman Theatre Littleton
Fiddler on the Roof    (Grandma Tzietal)Town Hall Arts Littleton, CO
The Mystery of Edwin Drood   (Rosa Bud)WIU Mainstage Theatre
Side by Side by SondheimWIU Studio Theatre
How to Succeed in Business… (dancer)Orpheum  Galesburg, IL
Big (chorus, dancer) (summer stock)Summer Music Theatre
Oklahoma (dancer)Comstock Community Theatre
Kiss Me Kate (chorus)Comstock Community Theatre
Rashamon (chorus)WIU Mainstage Theatre
Rider’s to the Sea (woman)WIU Studio Theatre
Kingdom Come (echo)WIU Mainstage Theatre
Sweet Charity (chorus)Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, MI
Anything Goes (chorus)Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
Vital SignsWIU Studio Theatre
The Club (Carleton)WIU Mainstage Theatre
The Quilt (Maria) (Second production of            Play. Toured to Iowa University.)WIU Studio Theatre
Hello, Dolly (chorus)Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
Carousel  (chorus)Kalamazoo Civic Theatre
Andrew Lloyd Webber ShowstoppersKalamazoo Civic Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof (Mama)Kalamazoo Civic Theatre



Through the Eyes of GodThe JudgeMichael Pavoni
Take My HandYoung SusanJennifer McCuen
VoicesJulieView From Above
Out of ReachYazVictory Angel Films
Jason & Amy: A Prom StoryTeacher One  Film Festival
The VesselSpecialty Extra Combatant    Wednesday Productions


Stage Managing

South Pacific (summer stock)Summer Music Theatre
Godspell            (summer stock)Summer Music Theatre
On the VergeWIU Mainstage Theatre
Joseph and the Amazing…(summer stock)Summer Music Theatre
Guys and Dolls (summer stock)Summer Music Theatre
Zorro    (second production of script)WIU Mainstage Theatre
Macbeth (ASM, but called half of the show)WIU Mainstage Theatre


All Together Now (Light designer)PVCC studio theatre
Noises Off (sound board operator)WIU Mainstage Theatre
Baby With the Bathwater (manual LBO)WIU Studio Theatre
The Scarlet Letter (manual LBO)WIU Studio Theatre
Three One Acts (manual LBO)WIU Studio Theatre
When You Coming Home Red Ryder?                  (costume run)WIU Mainstage Theatre
The Mad Woman of Chaillot (costume run)WIU Mainstage Theatre
Guys and Dolls (set construction, aided            Professional during college holidays)Portage Central High       School, Portage, MI
Kiss Me Kate (set construction)Comstock Community Theatre
Macbeth (set construction)WIU Mainstage Theatre
Kingdom Come (light hang and costume             Construction)WIU Mainstage Theatre
Arsenic and Old Lace (light hang, costume               and set construction)WIU Mainstage Theatre

 Front of House/ Office

Business/House/Box        Office ManagingHow I Learned to DriveCommunity College of  Aurora     
Business/House/Box        Office ManagingCabaretCommunity College of Aurora      
Business ManagerFine Arts DepartmentCommunity College of Aurora

Additional Skills

Program and poster design