Advanced Actor Combatant
Scott Russell is an AEA actor, SDC fight choreographer, educator, and an Associate Fight Director/Full Instructor with Dueling Arts International, and serves as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Movement and Stage Combat at the University of Oklahoma; he currently divides his time between Norman, OK, Northwest Arkansas 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.