Cornish College of the Arts (BFA) (Acting)
Goddard College- MFA-IA (Master's)
Hello! Greetings! Theater and Acting are challenging efforts to engage in. I understand because I have engaged in them myself. I have learned that my body and my mind work together to propel me onto stage and engage me in acting and every day existence. My passion is Stage Combat in the theater.
have spent the last 20 years exploring this theatrical martial art. I have found that when I improve myself, when I am mindful of myself, I can bring a stronger more confident proficiency to my art form. Acting onstage is about physical movement. The story of the body in space. I have developed a system of physical warm ups to help anyone engage physically and energetically to a task of awareness. Freeing up the body/mind allows the performance artist greater creative range and flexibility. This applies to the integrated systems of Stage Combat and Acting.
Through mindful warm-ups and contact improvisation to explore the physical awareness, I will evolve into the Stage Combat moment. This is not about violence or condoning violence. It is about the ability to perform a story that appears violent but also has an imbedded system of safety within the application of choreographed movements. This is NOT martial arts, this is performance movement.
I have a BFA in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts, as well as an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College concerning Stage Combat and Core Movement. I have 20 years' professional experience as an actor, Fight Choreographer and Stage Combat Teacher. I am also and Advanced Actor/Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. I have Taught at the UW, Cornish, Freehold, Shoreline Comm College, Auburn and Roosevelt High Schools.
I assign some basic homework, but nothing that would overwhelm my students. I want them to have fun and perhaps get a little out of their head for our time.
I would not bill the student or family if the fit for us isn't right. If it does work then we would need to set several sessions as this information cannot be covered in a brief period time. 24 Hour Cancellation policy. This class would be run similar to a martial arts class scenario, engage in respect for each other and the process, as well as having a place to meet where we could move as well as wearing loose movement clothing like shorts or sweats. No jeans please, no exceptions. Space options could be challenging, as I do not have my own space but I could certainly find it. That would be part of the process for us. I am happy to travel to make that happen.
I look forward to hearing from you and don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you. Hello! Greetings! Theater and Acting are challenging efforts to engage in. I understand because I have engaged in them myself. I have learned that my body and my mind work together to propel me onto stage and engage me in acting and every day existence. My passion is Stage Combat in the theater.
have spent the last 20 years exploring
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I hold a BFA in Acting. I have worked professionally before and since 1997. I also hold an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts. In the past 20 years I have also been involved in teaching as well as performing as an actor, actor/combatant, and fight choreographer. I have taught ALL ages.