Amie Root (She/Her/Hers)

Certified Teacher

Amie Root is a stage combat, movement and pedagogy teacher, fight director and playwright. She travels across the country teaching and working in theatre. Amie is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. She has been a lead instructor for California State University - Summer Arts and a lead instructor for the Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop multiple years. She is an official mentor with the SAFD and has taught all eight weapon styles and more than 300 Skills Proficiency Tests. Amie is the resident Fight Director for Unto These Hills, NC. Additionally, she is the chair of the SAFD Pedagogy Committee, as well as coordinates the pedagogy training at the Texas Intensive hosted by the University of Houston and the two-week Central Illinois Stage Combat Teacher Trainer. Amie was also a teaching artist of movement and stage combat for the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC for three years. She has a BA in drama from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and is the proud playwright of “A Pirate’s Life for She”.

  • root.amie@gmail.com
  • Shakespeare Theatre Company, CSU-Summer Arts, Unto These Hills, Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop Teacher Trainer

Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

MN December Test 2019

Dec 13, 2019 Quarterstaff Saint Paul, Minnesota Recommended Pass

Howard Community College

Dec 15, 2013 Unarmed Columbia, Maryland Recommended Pass
Dec 15, 2013 Quarterstaff Columbia, Maryland Recommended Pass

Tooth & Claw Combat Arts

Aug 12, 2013 Broadsword and Shield Silver Spring, Maryland Recommended Pass
Mar 10, 2013 Knife Washington, District of Columbia Recommended Pass

Drake University

Nov 16, 2012 Broadsword Des Moines, Iowa Recommended Pass
Nov 16, 2012 Small Sword Des Moines, Iowa Recommended Pass
Nov 20, 2011 Small Sword Des Moines, Iowa Basic Pass

Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop 2012

Jun 3, 2012 Knife Eureka, Illinois Recommended Pass
Jun 3, 2012 Unarmed Eureka, Illinois Recommended Pass
Jun 3, 2012 Small Sword Eureka, Illinois Recommended Pass

Boston SPT/SPR

Apr 29, 2012 Single Sword Boston, Massachusetts Recommended Pass
Apr 29, 2012 Rapier and Dagger Boston, Massachusetts Recommended Pass
Apr 29, 2012 Knife Boston, Massachusetts Recommended Pass
Apr 29, 2012 Quarterstaff Boston, Massachusetts Recommended Pass

University of Maryland

Jan 29, 2012 Broadsword College Park, Maryland Recommended Pass
Jan 29, 2012 Quarterstaff College Park, Maryland Recommended Pass
Jan 29, 2012 Small Sword College Park, Maryland Basic Pass

National Stage Combat Workshop -- ISC and Staff Renewals

Jul 8, 2011 Rapier and Dagger winston-salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 8, 2011 Knife winston-salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 8, 2011 Quarterstaff winston-salem, North Carolina Basic Pass

Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop

Jun 3, 2011 Broadsword and Shield Eureka, Illinois Recommended Pass
Jun 5, 2009 Small Sword Eureka, Illinois Recommended Pass
Jun 5, 2009 Broadsword and Shield Eureka, Illinois Recommended Pass

Winter Wonderland Workshop

Jan 9, 2011 Broadsword St. Charles, Illinois Recommended Pass

Carnage in the Corn

Nov 20, 2010 Knife Des Moines, Iowa Recommended Pass
Nov 20, 2010 Unarmed Des Moines, Iowa Recommended Pass

Univ of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Apr 26, 2009 Single Sword Stevens Point, Wisconsin Recommended Pass

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

May 10, 2008 Rapier and Dagger Stevens Point, Wisconsin Basic Pass
May 10, 2008 Unarmed Stevens Point, Wisconsin Basic Pass
May 10, 2008 Quarterstaff Stevens Point, Wisconsin Basic Pass