Hannah Roccisano

Advanced Actor Combatant

Hannah (Rock) Roccisano is a director, fight choreographer, and stage combatant. She has her MFA from Mary Baldwin Shakespeare and Performance with a concentration in directing and her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with 2 minors (communications, and stage combat) from SUNY Fredonia. She's studied Martial arts for many years and in multiple styles. (jiu jitsu, boxing and kick boxing, mui thai, karate and presas arnise) 

In the past, Rock worked as an assistant to Fight Master J. David Brimmer at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and she returned to assist him this year. She's also assisted, Fight Master Michael Chin at Brooklyn College, Certified Teacher J.P. Scheidler at Mary Baldwin University, and Fight Director Steve Vaughan and Certified Teacher Ted Sharon, both at SUNY Fredonia and in Western New York. She has been employed for stage combat in NYC, Atlanta, Virginia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, Buffalo, and Fredonia, NY. Rock currently resides in New York City, and her most recent work can be seen on the American Shakespeare Center's 2019-2020 National Tour in the capacity of assistant fight director. 


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Pace SPT / Unarmed

Dec 4, 2019 Unarmed New York, New York Recommended Pass

Mary Baldwin University, May Adjudication

May 21, 2019 Single Sword Staunton, Virginia Recommended Pass
May 21, 2019 Broadsword Staunton, Virginia Recommended Pass
May 21, 2019 Rapier and Dagger Staunton, Virginia Basic Pass

The Stage Combat Workshop at LA Tech 2019

Apr 20, 2019 Small Sword Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass

The Stage Combat Workshop at LA Tech 2017

Apr 15, 2017 Quarterstaff Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass

Neutral Chaos Fall 2016

Dec 18, 2016 Broadsword and Shield New York, New York Recommended Pass

NYU Fall 2016 SPR

Dec 15, 2016 Unarmed New York, New York Recommended Pass
Dec 15, 2016 Broadsword New York, New York Basic Pass

2016 NSCW - AACW & Interns

Jul 8, 2016 Unarmed Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 8, 2016 Rapier and Dagger Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass

La Tech Stage Combat Workshop SPRs

Mar 26, 2016 Knife Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass

SS/SiS SPR - 2/25/16

Feb 25, 2016 Single Sword New York, New York Recommended Pass
Feb 25, 2016 Small Sword New York, New York Recommended Pass

Winter Wonderland Workshop

Jan 8, 2016 Unarmed Rosemont, Illinois Basic Pass

Pace Univ / Knife & Unarmed SPR

Dec 8, 2015 Knife New York, New York Recommended Pass

2015 NSCW - AACW & Interns

Jul 10, 2015 Broadsword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 10, 2015 Quarterstaff Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 10, 2015 Rapier and Dagger Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 10, 2015 Single Sword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 10, 2015 Unarmed Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 10, 2015 Small Sword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 10, 2015 Broadsword and Shield Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 10, 2015 Knife Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass

Tooth & Claw Combat Arts

May 18, 2014 Unarmed Silver Spring, Maryland Recommended Pass

SUNY Fredonia

May 10, 2014 Rapier and Dagger Fredonia, New York Recommended Pass
May 10, 2014 Small Sword Fredonia, New York Basic Pass
May 9, 2012 Single Sword Fredonia, New York Basic Pass
May 9, 2012 Knife Fredonia, New York Basic Pass
Dec 18, 2011 Unarmed Fredonia, New York Recommended Pass

Louisiana Tech University

Apr 19, 2014 Broadsword and Shield Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass

Central Illinois Stage Combat Workshop

Jun 7, 2013 Broadsword Eureka, Illinois Recommended Pass
Jun 7, 2013 Knife Eureka, Illinois Basic Pass
Jun 7, 2013 Broadsword and Shield Eureka, Illinois Basic Pass

SUNY FREDONIA

May 15, 2013 Single Sword Fredonia, New York Basic Pass
May 15, 2013 Rapier and Dagger Fredonia, New York Basic Pass
May 15, 2013 Quarterstaff Fredonia, New York Recommended Pass
Dec 19, 2012 Unarmed Fredonia, New York Recommended Pass