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North Carolina
Southeast Region
Southeast Region - AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV

Dale is an award winning Fight Director, Choreographer and author of the stage combat manual Actors On Guard. He is a Black Belt in Taekwondo, a founding member of the North Carolina Stuntmen’s Association and one of only thirteen recognized Fight Masters in the United States by the Society of American Fight Directors.


Recent credits include the Metropolitan Opera, Opera Carolina, Piedmont Opera, Pioneer Theatre, Studio Arena Theatre, Triad Stage, and the Chautauqua Opera. Recent film credits include “The Key Man,” “Fall Down Dead” and “Junebug.”


As a master teacher, Mr. Girard has instructed classes and seminars in stage combat, acting, and dramatic movement at colleges and universities throughout North America. Now based in North Carolina, he serves on the faculty of the North Carolina School of the Arts as Director of Stage Combat Studies. Previous teaching experience includes Yale’s School of Drama, the National Theatre Conservatory and the Hartt School.