Casey Kaleba

Fight Director/Certified Teacher

Casey Kaleba started training with the SAFD in 1992, and has arranged violence for more than 400 professional and academic productions. A company member with Rorschach Theatre, he has staged fights for the Guthrie Theatre, Folger Theatre, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Comoany, Studio Theatre, National Players, Hub Theatre, Castleton Festival, Constellation Theatre, Forum Theatre, African Continuum Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Signature Theatre, and the Source Festival. He is a two-time nominee for the Helen Hayes Awards in fight direction.  Academic productions include Georgetown, American, Gallaudet, and Catholic Universities along with the University of Maryland in both College Park and Baltimore County. He has taught for the University of Maryland, George Mason University, University of Mary Washington, Shepherd University, Catholic University, Regent, and Old Dominion University, as well as serving as a regular guest artist for the Shakespeare Theatre and Folger Library. Casey has been a guest instructor for Fight Directors Canada and the Nordic Stagefight Society, an instructor at the Paddy Crean Workshop, and has taught at the Winter Wonderland, Carnage in the Corn, Virginia Beach Bash, and Bond vs. Bourne SAFD Workshops. He co-founded Tooth and Claw Combat Arts.


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

The Carnage in the Corn

Nov 21, 2009 Small Sword Des Moines, Iowa Recommended Pass
Nov 21, 2009 Quarterstaff Des Moines, Iowa Recommended Pass

2009 Winter Wonderland Workshop

Jan 18, 2009 Broadsword Elgin, Illinois Recommended Pass

Carnage in the Corn

Nov 21, 2008 Unarmed Des Moines, Iowa Basic Pass