Kate Busselle

Hi! I am a graduate student and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Missouri pursuing my PhD in Theatre.I am a recent graduate of University of Central Florida with an MA in Theatre Studies and a BFA in Acting with a minor in Educational Studies with Honors from Michigan State University.


I mainly focus on acting, directing, and stage combat, but my research primarily focuses on female-enacted violence, a topic I explored in my thesis entitled When Oppressed Women Attack: Female-Enacted Violence Minority American Female Playwrights' Works.I am also working on my professional goals involved with publishing an article within The Fight Master's fall 2014 edition entitled "Combat in Curriculum: Incorporating Stage Combat in the Collegiate Classroom." 

While at Mizzou, I hope to finish my weapons certifications and become an advanced actor combatant and continue my journey on becoming a university professor and certified teacher of stage combat. 


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

2017 NSCW - AACW & Interns

Jul 7, 2017 Rapier and Dagger Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 7, 2017 Single Sword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 7, 2017 Broadsword and Shield Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 7, 2017 Knife Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 7, 2017 Broadsword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 7, 2017 Unarmed Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass

The Tourist Trap

Feb 8, 2015 Rapier and Dagger Orlando, Florida Recommended Pass
Feb 8, 2015 Unarmed Orlando, Florida Recommended Pass

University of Central Florida

Apr 30, 2014 Broadsword Orlando , Florida Basic Pass
Apr 30, 2014 Single Sword Orlando , Florida Basic Pass

Michigan State University

Apr 24, 2013 Rapier and Dagger East Lansing, Michigan Basic Pass
Apr 24, 2013 Quarterstaff East Lansing, Michigan Basic Pass
Apr 24, 2013 Unarmed East Lansing, Michigan Recommended Pass