Double Edge Arts
My business stands out because I specialize in Teaching Stage Combat and I am a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. I also hold degrees in Acting and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art involving Acting, Performance Movement, Stage Combat. Every moment on stage whether with words or swords, is about connecting and sharing with your partner in the context of a scene. This energy exchange is wonderful to explore and exciting to tap into! Kinesthetic listening and physical intentions are the foundations of acting.
The connection and inspiration that comes from acting and performing can be some of the most enriching and honest exchanges we have. Telling stories in such a way brings them to life in unexpected ways. We may learn something about ourselves through the telling.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
First would be to understand voice and pronunciation. Then some breathing and relaxation. Then physical stretching. And then a bit of Shakespeare!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting
Masters of Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Arts
Certified Teacher of Stage Combat by
The Society of American Fight Directors
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How did you get started teaching?
I have been teaching and acting for many years. In 8th grade I was Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady.
What types of students have you worked with?
All ages and experience levels.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I observed a green iridescent hummingbird perched on a very thin branch. Beautiful in the sun light.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
I am a classically trained actor and advanced stage combat practitioner. Theatre and movement go hand in hand. It is exciting but only with discipline and work. Memorization is a skill like any other.
I am a classically trained actor and an advanced stage combat practitioner and choreographer. With degrees and practical experience to back me up. I understand many aspects of theatre and performance. Always ask for a teachers credentials and remember that these teachers work for you! If you need to understand something it is their job to explain it to you. Be prepared to work hard and develop a work ethic. Never shirk the foundation of fundamentals nor allow anyone to tell you it's easy. Embrace and absorb Shakespeare.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
The more specific you can be about what inspires you in the context of theatre, the easier it will be to tailor a lesson plan. If you don't like to read plays or memorize lines then you should do something else. Acting is work. Memorization is a skill. What inspires you and how can you bring that to your performance?