Dan Granke (Fight Director) Dan is a Director, Fight
Director, and Movement Specialist based in Tampa, Fl.
Selected Professional Fight
Direction credits include: The Black
Suits (The Public), Born Yesterday, Morning After Grace, and
The Little Foxes (Asolo Repertory
Theatre), FLY (Florida Studio
Theatre), The Piano Lesson, The Mountain Top, and Dearly
Departed (Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe), The Invisible Hand (American Stage), Dry Land and Pilgrims (Urbanite), Macbeth,
Romeo and Juliet, and Richard the III
(Tampa Shakes), The Elaborate Entrance of
Chad Diety and In the Blood
(Stageworks), As You Like It, A Skull In
Conemarra, and Gloucester Blue (Jobsite
Theatre), and Il Trovatore, Carmen, Tales
of Hoffman, and La Boheme (St
Petersburg Opera), Voodoo Macbeth (Studio 620) and Unto these Hills and Time of War (Cherokee Historical Association)
Directing Credits include: Macbeth and Richard III (Tampa Shakes) Beruit and Blue Surge (Cena/Cenari) Bethany and Tender Napalm (TRT2) and US Drag, They Don't Pay We Won't Pay, and She Kills Monsters (Theatre USF)
He holds a BFA from
the University of Michigan, and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He
teaches movement and acting at the University of South Florida, and serves as
the Producing Artistic Director of Tampa Shakespeare Festival.
In addition to stage combat training, he has extensive experience in mask, mime, physical comedy, devising, and staging intimacy. He also has extensive experience in the martial arts, including Tai Chi, Aikido, SAMBO, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has also served as an associate instructor of Historical Fencing, with Krieg School Tampa Bay, where he taught longsword and dussack based on the work of Joachim Meyer.
- SAG, SDC, Tampa Shakespeare Festival, National Michael Chekhov Association, University of South Florida