Casey Kaleba (He/Him/His)

Fight Director/Certified Teacher

Casey Kaleba started training with the SAFD in 1992, and has arranged violence for more than 500 professional and academic productions. A company member with Rorschach Theatre, he has staged fights for the Guthrie Theatre, Folger Theatre, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Spoleto Festival USA, Studio Theatre, Wolf Trap Opera, National Players, Washington National Opera, Castleton Festival, Constellation Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Signature Theatre, and Ford's Theatre. He is a three-time Helen Hayes Awards nominee in fight direction.  Academic productions include Georgetown, American, Gallaudet, and Catholic Universities along with the University of Maryland in both College Park and Baltimore County. He has taught for the University of Maryland, George Mason University, University of Mary Washington, Peabody Institute, Shepherd University, Catholic University, Regent, and Old Dominion University, as well as serving as a regular guest artist for the Shakespeare Theatre and Folger Library. Casey has been a guest instructor for Fight Directors Canada and the Nordic Stagefight Society, an instructor at the Paddy Crean Workshop, and has taught at the Winter Wonderland, Carnage in the Corn, Virginia Beach Bash, and the Martial Arts Intensive and Bond vs. Bourne SAFD Workshops. He founded Tooth and Claw Combat Arts, and is a full member of SDC.

Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

The Carnage in the Corn

Nov 21, 2009 Small Sword Des Moines, Iowa Recommended Pass
Nov 21, 2009 Quarterstaff Des Moines, Iowa Recommended Pass

2009 Winter Wonderland Workshop

Jan 18, 2009 Broadsword Elgin, Illinois Recommended Pass

Carnage in the Corn

Nov 21, 2008 Unarmed Des Moines, Iowa Basic Pass