Sydney Schwindt (She/Her/Hers)
Sydney Schwindt is an actor, fight director, and teaching artist located in the Bay Area, California. Originally from Colorado, Sydney started her stage combat journey in high school where she fell in love with swords. Since then she has become an Advanced Actor Combatant with the SAFD and has studied with the BASSC, Stage Combat Deutschland, and others.
Sydney is the professor of Stage Combat for the MFA program at American Conservatory Theater. She teaches stage combat for theatre companies, colleges, and high schools across the Bay Area. Recent fight directing credits include: Romeo and Juliet with American Conservatory Theater, Othello with Livermore Shakespeare Festival, As You Like It: The Musical with San Fransisco Shakespeare Festival.
Sydney has acted across the country and internationally with such companies as Hartford Stage, Berkeley Rep, Mirage Entertainment, Hampton Theatre Company, Bay Area Children's Theatre, Livermore Shakespeare Festival, and San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.
When not theatre-ing you can find Sydney hitting the hiking trails, painting, or enjoying a hot cup of a tea with a good book!
Skill Proficiency History
Neutral Chaos Winter 2020
|Mar 20, 2020||Single Sword||New York, New York||Recommended Pass|
|Jan 9, 2020||Unarmed||Chicago , Illinois||Recommended Pass|
|Jan 9, 2020||Knife||Chicago , Illinois||Recommended Pass|
Brawl 2019 Staff renewals
|May 24, 2019||Rapier and Dagger||St. Paul, Minnesota||Basic Pass|
2018 NSCW - AACW & Interns
|Aug 10, 2018||Rapier and Dagger||Ruston, Louisiana||Basic Pass|
|Aug 10, 2018||Small Sword||Ruston, Louisiana||Basic Pass|
|Aug 10, 2018||Broadsword||Ruston, Louisiana||Basic Pass|
|Aug 10, 2018||Quarterstaff||Ruston, Louisiana||Basic Pass|
|Aug 10, 2018||Knife||Ruston, Louisiana||Basic Pass|
|Aug 10, 2018||Unarmed||Ruston, Louisiana||Recommended Pass|
|Aug 10, 2018||Broadsword and Shield||Ruston, Louisiana||Recommended Pass|
Lone Star Smash
|Nov 6, 2016||Rapier and Dagger||Dallas, Texas||Recommended Pass|
|Nov 6, 2016||Broadsword||Dallas, Texas||Recommended Pass|
Winter Wonderland Workshop
|Jan 8, 2016||Unarmed||Rosemont, Illinois||Recommended Pass|
Tooth & Claw Combat Arts
|Aug 26, 2012||Unarmed||Washington, District of Columbia||Basic Pass|
|Aug 26, 2012||Broadsword||Washington, District of Columbia||Recommended Pass|
|Aug 26, 2012||Rapier and Dagger||Washington, District of Columbia||Recommended Pass|
2008 National Stage Combat Workshops - NCSA
|Jul 25, 2008||Broadsword||Winston Salem, North Carolina||Basic Pass|
|Jul 25, 2008||Rapier and Dagger||Winston Salem, North Carolina||Basic Pass|
|Jul 25, 2008||Unarmed||Winston Salem, North Carolina||Basic Pass|