Adam Noble (He/Him/His)

Southwest Regional Representative, FD/CT

Adam has worked as a professional actor and a movement specialist for over 25 years, performing in New York City, regionally across the United States, and abroad. He holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.F.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Acting & Movement for the M.F.A. and B.F.A. acting programs at the University of Houston.

He apprenticed with Steve Pearson and Robyn Hunt of the Pacific Performance Project/east, who in turn studied with Tadashi Suzuki and his company at Toga-Mura for nearly 15 years, before bringing their own “Physical Approaches to Performance” to the United States. Adam has been blessed to work with and learn from amazing actors and movement artists such as Seydulla Molkakhanov and Boris Gafurov of the Ilkhom Theatre of Mark Weil (Uzbekistan), Le Vu Long of Together Higher (Vietnam), Sergei Ostrenko (Ukraine), and Paata Tsikurishvili and Irina Tsikurishvili of Synetic Theater in Washington, DC.

Adam is equally proud to have studied with many of the amazing stage combat instructors in this country, including (Fight Masters) Geof Alm, David "Maestro" Boushey, J. David Brimmer, Michael Chin, Chuck Coyl, Dale Girard, Mark Guinn, K. Jenny Jones, Geoffrey Kent, Michelle Ladd, Scot Mann, Richard Raether, Ian Rose, Richard Ryan, J. Allen Suddeth and David Woolley, (Fight Directors) Paul Dennhardt, Michael Jerome Johnson, Robert Macdougall, John McFarland, John Tovar and Jack Young, (Certified Teachers) Angela Bonacasa, Gina Cerimele-Mechley, Neil Massey, Donald Preston, Lewis Shaw and Jim Stark, and others outside of the Society.

He has worked with numerous companies including The Kennedy Center, The Public Theater, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, The Alley Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Opera Carolina, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Actor’s Playground, The Ilkhom Theatre of Mark Weil, P.S. 122, Opera Omaha, Julliard, The Jacobs School, Island Stage Left, Cardinal Stage Company, Seattle Opera, Indiana Festival Theatre, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and the Dayton Opera.

Adam is the co-founder and artistic director of the Dynamic Presence Project, a company focused on the revitalization and proliferation of movement theatre and physical storytelling.

As a freelance movement consultant, Adam has helped to shape, build ensemble, and construct movement vocabularies for operatic, cinematic and theatrical projects. Adam has taught movement at Indiana University, California State University of Fresno, and the University of Washington. He has taught master classes at Illinois State University, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Earlham College, The SOMA Theatre Collective, and Central Washington University.

Adam is the Studio Movement Instructor for the prestigious Houston Grand Opera, and the resident Fight Director & Intimacy Coordinator for The Alley Theatre.  He is a member of the Actors Equity Association (AEA) and an associate member of Stage Directors & Choreographers (SDC).  He is involved with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), and formerly served as the Treasurer for the Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME). 

He is an Intimacy Director with Intimacy Directors & Coordinators (IDC), the Southwest Regional Representative for the SAFD, and the former lead coordinator for the Texas Intensive (TXi) Stage Combat Workshop, held annually over Labor Day Weekend in Houston, Texas.  Adam is a trained stuntman who has taught movement and stage combat both nationally and internationally, and he has choreographed the violence for well over 200 stage and film productions.

Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Northern Kentucky University

Jun 30, 2009 Unarmed Highland Heights, Kentucky Recommended Pass
Jun 30, 2009 Quarterstaff Highland Heights, Kentucky Recommended Pass

2009 Winter Wonderland Workshop

Jan 18, 2009 Knife Elgin, Illinois Recommended Pass


Aug 16, 2008 Broadsword New York, New York Basic Pass

Seattle Washington

Jun 6, 2008 Rapier and Dagger Seattle, Washington Basic Pass
Jun 6, 2008 Small Sword Seattle, Washington Basic Pass