SCDallas Core Company Members

  • Ashley H. White

    Ashley H. White

    Dallas, TX

    Ashley H. White is an award-winning director, fight & intimacy director, and teaching artist, with fifteen years of professional theatre experience. She is the founder of SCDallas and acts as the group’s President. Ashley’s physical performance training and background plays a major factor in all her work. She has trained extensively in all areas of staged combat, in dance, and in intimacy for performance. As a director, she has helmed more than twenty full-scale productions. Her Fight and Intimacy Direction experience spans more than thirty productions. Ashley is the Artistic Director of the award-winning IMPRINT Theatreworks. She is a proud member of Intimacy Directors International and certified as an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. Ashley is available for workshops, fight & intimacy direction both locally and regionally. Visit her website via the icon below.

  • Carlo J. Aceytuno

    Carlo J. Aceytuno

    Dallas, TX

    Carlo is a local fight director and action choreographer originally from Los Angeles, CA. He has studied both Martial Arts and Stage Combat for 20 years. Part fight stud, part video game/comic book loving nerd, and father of three, Carlo is a founding member of SCDallas, LLC. Carlo has been recognized by the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) as an Advanced Actor Combatant, proficient in Theatrical Firearms Safety, is pursuing Intimacy Education Specialization with Intimacy Directors International (IDI), and enjoys teaching sword fighting, whip cracking, and many other theatrical combat styles to all ages. His range of work, both performance and fight choreography, have been seen on The History Channel, the Hollywood Bowl, the House of Blues, Dallas Winspear Opera House, and many other venues in DFW. He regularly teaches open classes for adults and children in schools and at workshops.

  • Charlton "Skyhook" Gavitt

    Charlton "Skyhook" Gavitt

    Dallas, TX

    Charlton B. Gavitt (or Skyhook to his fight family) is a teacher and director in the theater cluster at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Among his many duties, he is the resident Fight Choreographer and stage combat teacher. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, he has performed with Karamu Theater, Beck Center, Forth Worth Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Dallas, Dallas Children’s Theatre and Stage West, to name a few. Skyhook has attained Advanced Actor Combatant status with the Society of American Fight Directors. He also is a creator of custom made Nylon Bullwhips. Visit Charlton's website via the icon below.

  • Andrew Dylan Ray

    Andrew Dylan Ray

    Shreveport, LA

    Andrew is an actor and fight director who works from coast to coast. He is a certified stage combat instructor with the Society of American Fight Directors that holds a BA in Theatre from The University of Kentucky and an MA in Theatre from Louisiana Tech University where he studied performance and stage movement under SAFD Fight Master Mark D. Guinn. Andrew currently resides in Shreveport, Louisiana but spends a portion of the year in his hometown of Lexington, Kentucky where he serves as stage combat instructor at the University of Kentucky. On top of that he teaches stage combat in Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina, and Florida. He also spends time in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York working as a motion capture performer. He is one of the lead motion capture artists for the Saint’s Row and Agents of Mayhem video game franchises.

  • Brandon Sterrett

    Brandon Sterrett

    Austin, TX

    Brandon Sterrett is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Arkansas State University where he teaches Acting and Movement. Most recently he was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Drama at Austin Community College and Director of the Acting Company at ZACH Theatre in Austin, Texas. He holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy with an emphasis in Movement from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also a co-founder of Stage Combat Dallas where he has served as Special Education Director, Treasurer, and Carrier of Heavy Things. Brandon’s philosophy of teaching is that collaboration, specificity, and honesty in the classroom encourage the same in performance. Brandon is also an Actor, Director, and Fight Director. Visit Brandon's website via the icon below.

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