Sarah Shannon

Sarah Shannon holds an MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University, and a BA in Theatre Arts from New Mexico State University. She was first introduced to stage combat in 2008 through her martial arts sensei and acting teacher Tim Pinnow, and fell immeasurably in love with the art form. She has been training Internationally with multiple fight organizations and teachers, and had the privilege of teaching her first workshop class at the 2016/2017 Paddy Crean International Workshop. She has since then taught classes at several SAFD workshops and Universities. Sarah lives in Philadelphia and is working under the mentorship of Fight Master Ian Rose. She was recently honoured with the Henry Marshall Award at the 2014/2015 Paddy Crean International Workshop, and the Paddy Crean Award at the 2013 American Nationals Stage Combat Workshop. 


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Worlds Stage Combat Certification

Aug 24, 2016 Rapier and Dagger Toronto, Ontario Basic Pass
Aug 24, 2016 Broadsword Toronto, Ontario Basic Pass
Aug 24, 2016 Small Sword Toronto, Ontario Recommended Pass
Aug 24, 2016 Broadsword and Shield Toronto, Ontario Recommended Pass
Aug 24, 2016 Knife Toronto, Ontario Recommended Pass

Fast & Furious

Mar 21, 2015 Unarmed Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Recommended Pass
Mar 21, 2015 Broadsword Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Basic Pass
Mar 21, 2015 Rapier and Dagger Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Basic Pass
Mar 21, 2015 Small Sword Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Basic Pass

Society of American Fight Directors

Jul 11, 2014 Broadsword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 11, 2014 Broadsword and Shield Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 11, 2014 Single Sword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 11, 2014 Rapier and Dagger Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 11, 2014 Knife Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 11, 2014 Small Sword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 11, 2014 Quarterstaff Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass

Rose Academy of Armes

Mar 28, 2014 Single Sword Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Basic Pass
Mar 28, 2014 Quarterstaff Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Recommended Pass

2013 NSCW ACW - SPTs and SPRs

Jul 19, 2013 Rapier and Dagger Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Broadsword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Unarmed Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass

2013 NSCW - ACW, AACW and INTERN SPRs

Jul 19, 2013 Rapier and Dagger Winston Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Broadsword Winston Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Unarmed Winston Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass

Indiana University of PA

May 2, 2009 Broadsword Indiana, Pennsylvania Recommended Pass
May 2, 2009 Rapier and Dagger Indiana, Pennsylvania Recommended Pass
May 2, 2009 Unarmed Indiana, Pennsylvania Recommended Pass

New Mexico State University

Apr 26, 2009 Rapier and Dagger Las Cruces, New Mexico Recommended Pass
Apr 26, 2009 Broadsword Las Cruces, New Mexico Basic Pass
Apr 26, 2009 Unarmed Las Cruces, New Mexico Basic Pass