Fight Director/Certified Teacher
Dan is a Director, Fight Director, Intimacy Director, and Movement Specialist based in Tampa, Fl.
Selected Professional Fight Direction credits include: The Black Suits (Joe's Pub), Born Yesterday, Morning After Grace, and The Little Foxes (Asolo Repertory Theatre), FLY and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Florida Studio Theatre), The Piano Lesson, The Mountain Top, and Dearly Departed (Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe), The Invisible Hand and Bad Jews (American Stage), Dry Land, Dike, 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), Il Trovatore, Carmen, Tales of Hoffman, and La Boheme (St Petersburg Opera), Voodoo Macbeth and Take Me Out (Studio 620), A View from the Bridge (Tampa Rep), Appropriate (Three Bone Theatre) and Unto these Hills and Time of War (Cherokee Historical Association)
Directing Credits include: Ready Steady Yeti Go (Stageworks) 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. He is also a Certified Intimacy Director with Intimacy Directors International.
In addition to stage combat training, he has extensive experience in mask, mime, physical comedy, and devising. 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.
- IDI, SAG, SDC, Tampa Shakespeare Festival, National Michael Chekhov Association, University of South Florida