Maria Henriksen-DeHoff

Advanced Actor-Combatant

Maria Henriksen-DeHoff has been studying stage combat since 2002 and is currently an Advanced Actor-Combatant with the SAFD. She is also a costumer, dancer and martial artist, and is constantly seeking new ways to incorporate these varied arts into her choreography work to create compelling stories through staged violence. Maria is an Assistant Coordinator of the "Cease & Desist" regional stage combat workshop, and has previously taught and assisted at the Winter Wonderland Stage Combat Workshop. In 2012, she and her husband Robert founded their company, Plays with Swords, LLC; to provide training, weapon and prop rental, violence design and choreography, and historical and military advisorship to the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati film and theatre community.


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

MACE - Movement and Combat Education

Sep 27, 2014 Single Sword Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
Jan 6, 2013 Broadsword Saint Charles, Illinois Basic Pass

A-Town Throw Down

May 18, 2014 Rapier and Dagger Atlanta, Georgia Recommended Pass
May 18, 2014 Unarmed Atlanta, Georgia Basic Pass

Northern Kentucky University

Dec 11, 2013 Rapier and Dagger Alexandria, Kentucky Basic Pass
Dec 11, 2013 Knife Alexandria, Kentucky Basic Pass
Dec 11, 2013 Unarmed Alexandria, Kentucky Basic Pass
Dec 11, 2013 Small Sword Alexandria, Kentucky Recommended Pass
Dec 11, 2013 Broadsword and Shield Alexandria, Kentucky Recommended Pass
Jun 30, 2009 Broadsword Highland Heights, Kentucky Recommended Pass
Jun 30, 2009 Rapier and Dagger Highland Heights, Kentucky Recommended Pass

2009 National Stage Combat Workshops

Jul 24, 2009 Single Sword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 24, 2009 Broadsword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 24, 2009 Unarmed Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass

2009 March Madness Workshop

Mar 15, 2009 Knife Cincinnati, Ohio Recommended Pass
Mar 15, 2009 Quarterstaff Cincinnati, Ohio Recommended Pass