Originally from Chicago's western suburbs, Dave is a Fight Director and certified Alexander Technique teacher working in and around the city of Chicago. He currently holds the rank of Advanced Actor/Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. Among his credits as a fight director, he has worked with American Theatre Company, the Side Project, the Plagiarists, Clockwise Theatre, and several others. In addition, he has assisted at the Florentine Opera, Illinois State University, and served as a guest artist at California State University-Stanislaus. He has also staffed stage combat workshops at venues such as the Denver Center for Performing Arts, Drake University, Northern Kentucky University, and the University of Nebraska. His most recent work was seen in Bruise Easy (American Theatre Co) and has several projects upcoming.
As a teacher of the Alexander Technique, Dave is excited to begin this new journey as certified teacher with the American Society for the Alexander Technique. He first began taking private lessons in 2007 while an acting student at Illinois State University under the tutelage of Paul Dennhardt. After private lessons, he began the 3-year, 1600 hour teacher training course taught by Daria Okugawa. Dave has lead workshops on the Technique at the Elgin Fringe Festival and the Winter Wonderland Workshop, the largest regional stage combat workshop in the country. His current work as a Company Associate with MACE: Movement And Combat Education is a driving force as Dave continues to use the Technique as a basis for the instruction and performance of stage combat.