Scott Russell

Advanced Actor Combatant

Scott Russell is an AEA actor, fight choreographer, educator, and an Associate Instructor with Dueling Arts International; he currently divides his time between Fayetteville, AR and Indianapolis, IN.  He is recognized as an Advanced Actor Combatant with DAI and the Society of American Fight Directors and an Intermediate Actor Combatant with Fight Directors Canada, the Society of Australian Fight Directors, Inc., the Nordic Stage Fight Society, and the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat.  He has previously served as instructor for the Indianapolis Opera’s Resident Artist program.

Scott is a graduate of The Conservatory at Act One Studios – Chicago, and a current MFA candidate at the University of Arkansas.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from Belmont University.

Fight choreography credits include: Vietgone, The Dingdong, Detroit, The Champion, Great Expectations (TheatreSquared); Hand to God (The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis); Life is a Dream, Man of La Mancha, The Metal Children, Angels in America Part 2 (University of Arkansas); Killer Joe (Theatre on the Square); Twelfth Night, As you Like It (Indianapolis Shakespeare Company);  Hamlet, Richard III, As You Like It, Macbeth (First Folio Productions); and many others.


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

CISCO 2018 SiS and QS

Jun 1, 2018 Small Sword Macomb, Illinois Recommended Pass
Jun 1, 2018 Broadsword and Shield Macomb, Illinois Recommended Pass

Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop 2017

Jun 2, 2017 Single Sword Eureka, Illinois Recommended Pass

Worlds Stage Combat Certification

Aug 23, 2016 Broadsword Toronto, Ontario Recommended Pass
Aug 23, 2016 Rapier and Dagger Toronto, Ontario Basic Pass
Aug 23, 2016 Unarmed Toronto, Ontario Basic Pass
Aug 23, 2016 Small Sword Toronto, Ontario Basic Pass
Aug 23, 2016 Knife Toronto, Ontario Basic Pass

Central Illinois Stage Combat 2016

Jun 3, 2016 Quarterstaff Macomb, Illinois Basic Pass
Jun 3, 2016 Knife Macomb, Illinois Basic Pass

Fall 2015 QS and SiS

Dec 3, 2015 Single Sword Macomb, Illinois Recommended Pass

CISCO 2015

Jun 6, 2015 Broadsword and Shield Eureka, Illinois Basic Pass
Jun 6, 2015 Small Sword Eureka, Illinois Recommended Pass