J. Alex Cordaro (He/Him/His)
Fight Director, Certified Teacher, Theatrical Firearms Instructor
Alex is a Philadelphia based Fight Director and Educator with over 30 years of training, practice, and experience creating stage violence.
Selected LORT credits include The Wilma Theatre, The Arden Theatre Company, The McCarter Theatre Center, The Actors Theater of Louisville, and Philadelphia Theatre Company. Regional credits include The Opera Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, Lantern Theater Company, Theater Exile, Inis Nua Theater Company, Philadelphia Artists Collective, Quintessence Theater Group, Theatre Horizon, Forensic Files on TRU TV, and others. Alex’s choreography has been sailing across Europe for the past ten years with twenty-five different casts in Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s productions of Saturday Night Fever! and Columbus…The Musical!! Alex has also directed numerous fights for Philadelphia area dance companies and regional colleges.
Currently, Alex runs the Stage Combat Progression at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, offering four semesters of training to the BFA and MFA cohorts. He has also served as Stage Combat Instructor at Arcadia University, Rowan University, Temple University, and The University of Delaware. Alex is a core instructor for the annual Philadelphia Stage Combat Workshop which recently celebrated its 20th year.
Alex is a Fight Director, Certified Teacher, and Theatrical Firearms Instructor with the Society of American Fight Directors. He is a three-time Barrymore Award Nominee for Outstanding Movement/ Choreography and was featured on the Discovery Channel’s “Project Discovery” series: Careers in the Arts; Fight Director.
Skill Proficiency History
Temple University and Rose Academy of Armes
|Apr 29, 2017||Rapier and Dagger||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Recommended Pass|
|Apr 29, 2017||Knife||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Recommended Pass|
|Nov 7, 2009||Single Sword||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Recommended Pass|
|Nov 7, 2009||Knife||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Recommended Pass|
|Nov 7, 2009||Unarmed||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Recommended Pass|
|Nov 7, 2009||Small Sword||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Recommended Pass|
Philly Cheesesteak 2009
|Oct 3, 2009||Broadsword||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Recommended Pass|
|Oct 3, 2009||Rapier and Dagger||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Recommended Pass|