Sydney Schwindt (pronouns not set)

Sydney Schwindt is an actor, fight director, and teaching artist located in the Bay Area, California. Originally from Colorado, Sydney started her stage combat journey in high school where she fell in love with swords. Since then she has become an Advanced Actor Combatant with the SAFD and has studied with the BASSC, Stage Combat Deutschland, and others.


Sydney is the professor of Stage Combat for the MFA program at American Conservatory Theater. She teaches stage combat for theatre companies, colleges, and high schools across the Bay Area. Recent fight directing credits include: Romeo and Juliet with American Conservatory Theater, Othello with Livermore Shakespeare Festival, As You Like It: The Musical with San Fransisco Shakespeare Festival

Sydney has acted across the country and internationally with such companies as Hartford Stage, Berkeley Rep, Mirage Entertainment, Hampton Theatre Company, Bay Area Children's Theatre, Livermore Shakespeare Festival, and San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.

When not theatre-ing you can find Sydney hitting the hiking trails, painting, or enjoying a hot cup of a tea with a good book!


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Neutral Chaos Winter 2020

Mar 20, 2020 Single Sword New York, New York Recommended Pass

Knife/Unarmed WWW

Jan 9, 2020 Unarmed Chicago , Illinois Recommended Pass
Jan 9, 2020 Knife Chicago , Illinois Recommended Pass

Brawl 2019 Staff renewals

May 24, 2019 Rapier and Dagger St. Paul, Minnesota Basic Pass

2018 NSCW - AACW & Interns

Aug 10, 2018 Rapier and Dagger Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 10, 2018 Small Sword Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 10, 2018 Broadsword Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 10, 2018 Quarterstaff Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 10, 2018 Knife Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 10, 2018 Unarmed Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass
Aug 10, 2018 Broadsword and Shield Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass

Lone Star Smash

Nov 6, 2016 Rapier and Dagger Dallas, Texas Recommended Pass
Nov 6, 2016 Broadsword Dallas, Texas Recommended Pass

Winter Wonderland Workshop

Jan 8, 2016 Unarmed Rosemont, Illinois Recommended Pass

Tooth & Claw Combat Arts

Aug 26, 2012 Unarmed Washington, District of Columbia Basic Pass
Aug 26, 2012 Broadsword Washington, District of Columbia Recommended Pass
Aug 26, 2012 Rapier and Dagger Washington, District of Columbia Recommended Pass

2008 National Stage Combat Workshops - NCSA

Jul 25, 2008 Broadsword Winston Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 25, 2008 Rapier and Dagger Winston Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 25, 2008 Unarmed Winston Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass