Jeremy West

Jeremy West is currently the Director of the Theatre Emphasis Program at Stuart Hall School in Virginia, theFencing Instructor at Mary BaldwinUniversity, and a ten year veteran actor of the American Shakespeare Center.  At the A.S.C. he has served (in addition to acting) as the Assistant Director for the Summer and Fall seasons and, currently, as Fight Director during his summers. He has over 18 years of professional work as an Actor, Director, and Fight Director.
He currently holds a Black belt in American Freestyle Karate & a Green belt in Shotokan Karate.

In addition to the S.A.F.D., he is certified with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat in multiple weapons. He has had placements for practical training at the Globe Theatre, London and academic research at the Shakespeare Institute Library in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and was a 2007 Fulbright Finalist for the U.K. He holds an MFA in Staging Shakespeare from Exeter University, U.K. and additional training with practitioners such as: Jane Lapotaire, Emma Thompson, Gyles Block, Ralph Zito, Stewart Pearce, and Michael Kahn.

Professional stage acting work includes: Shakespeare Theatre, D.C.; American Shakespeare Center; Virginia Shakespeare Festival; Virginia Stage Company; The Shakespeare Forum; Vanguard Theatre Company, U.K.; Next Stage Theatre; and Heritage Theatre Festival, among others. 

  • EMC, British Academy of Dramatic Combat

Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Mary Baldwin University, May Adjudication

May 21, 2019 Single Sword Staunton, Virginia Recommended Pass

University of Virginia

May 7, 2018 Quarterstaff Charlottesville, Virginia Basic Pass
May 7, 2018 Broadsword Charlottesville, Virginia Recommended Pass