Dan Granke

Certified Teacher

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.

   

  • dan.granke@gmail.com
  • SAG, SDC, Tampa Shakespeare Festival, National Michael Chekhov Association, University of South Florida

Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Virginia Commonwealth University

Jan 30, 2012 Broadsword Richmond, Virginia Recommended Pass
Jan 30, 2012 Single Sword Richmond, Virginia Recommended Pass
Jan 30, 2012 Rapier and Dagger Richmond, Virginia Recommended Pass
Jan 30, 2012 Unarmed Richmond, Virginia Recommended Pass

Fights4

May 5, 2011 Broadsword and Shield New York, New York Recommended Pass
May 5, 2011 Quarterstaff New York, New York Recommended Pass
Dec 12, 2010 Broadsword New York, New York Recommended Pass
Dec 12, 2010 Knife New York, New York Recommended Pass
Dec 12, 2010 Unarmed New York, New York Recommended Pass

Summer Sling

Aug 21, 2010 Unarmed New York, New York Recommended Pass
Aug 21, 2010 Small Sword New York, New York Recommended Pass

Philadelphia Stage Combat Workshop

Oct 3, 2008 Knife Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Recommended Pass
Oct 3, 2008 Broadsword and Shield Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Recommended Pass

Fights4/Combat Inc

Aug 16, 2008 Single Sword New York, New York Basic Pass