Ashley White (She/Her/Hers)
Certified Teacher | Founder, President, SCDallas
Ashley H. White (she/her) is an award-winning director, fight & intimacy director, and teaching artist, with international credits and nearly two decades of experience. As a director, she has helmed many productions, each of which incorporate significant play and pursuit of creative risk.
She is an accomplished Fight Director and is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. She is the founder and President of SCDallas (est. 2012), North Texas’ only open resource for Stage Combat & Movement Instruction. SCDallas has over 700 members, is host to an annual Regional Workshop (The Lonestar Smash), and mounts regularly scheduled “Fight Nights” and workshops.
She is a certified Intimacy Director with IDC Professionals. Ashley works internationally as an Intimacy Director and Teacher, has taught hundreds of students and introduced the work into numerous organizations and institutions. She has provided Intimacy Direction across the country, including New York, Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and more. She is the only certified Intimacy Director in North Texas, was the first Intimacy Director to ever be hired by the Tony Award-winning Dallas Theater Center, and was the Intimacy Coordinator for the new Amazon Series PANIC, for Walker airing now on the CW, and for the 2023 feature film, HYPNOTIC.
Ashley splits her time between New York City and Dallas, Texas, where she is the Artistic Director of the award-winning IMPRINT Theatreworks, coined “Dallas’ Hottest New Theatre Company” by Broadway World.
Ashley is a sought-after educator and is the creator of The Cycle of Consent – an approach to building and navigating safe creative spaces. She has taught extensively in academia, including at The University of Mississippi, the University of Southern Mississippi, The University of Texas, Texas A&M University, The University of North Texas, Oklahoma City University, and more. Ashley has been a teacher at various Regional SAFD Workshops, including the Texas Intensive in Houston, the Tourist Trap in Orlando, and The Lonestar Smash in Dallas.
She is the recipient of 5 DFW Critics Forum Awards for Outstanding Direction and recognitions for her work in Fights & Intimacy. Ashley is a proud member of SDC.
- SDC, SCDallas, IDC Professionals, IMPRINT Theatreworks
Skill Proficiency History
Dallas Summer Intensive
|Aug 10, 2019||Unarmed||Dallas, Texas||Recommended Pass|
Spring 2019 SPTs/SPRs
|May 19, 2019||Small Sword||Columbia, Maryland||Recommended Pass|
SCDallas Spring SPT
|Apr 29, 2019||Knife||Dallas, Texas||Recommended Pass|
Dallas Summer SPT 2018
|Aug 11, 2018||Quarterstaff||Dallas, Texas||Recommended Pass|
Texas SPT Spring 2018
|May 31, 2018||Broadsword||Dallas, Texas||Recommended Pass|
|May 31, 2018||Broadsword and Shield||Dallas, Texas||Recommended Pass|
|Nov 5, 2017||Single Sword||Dallas, Texas||Recommended Pass|
Texas Shakes/ SCDallas SPT
|May 1, 2017||Rapier and Dagger||Dallas, Texas||Recommended Pass|
Lone Star Smash
|Nov 6, 2016||Unarmed||Dallas, Texas||Recommended Pass|
|Jul 24, 2016||Knife||Dallas, Texas||Recommended Pass|
SCDallas and Rat Pack Productions
|Apr 11, 2015||Single Sword||Dallas, Texas||Basic Pass|
|Jul 1, 2013||Unarmed||Dallas, Texas||Basic Pass|