Founder, President, SCDallas
Ashley H. White is an award-winning director, fight & intimacy director, and teaching artist based in Dallas, TX. As a Director, she has helmed dozens of productions and provided Fight and/or Intimacy Direction for more than 40 other productions across the DFW Metroplex and beyond. Her work has been seen at the Tony Award-winning Dallas Theater Center, Stage West, Theater Three, Uptown Players, IMPRINT Theatreworks, and many other stages.
Ashley is one of only 19 Intimacy Directors certified by Intimacy Directors International and is an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. She is the founder of SCDallas (est. 2012), North Texas’ only open resource for Stage Combat & Movement Instruction, and acts as the group’s President. SCDallas has over 700 members, is host to an annual Regional Workshop (The Lonestar Smash), and mounts regularly scheduled “Fight Nights” and workshops.
Ashley is the Artistic Director of the award-winning IMPRINT Theatreworks, coined “Dallas’ Hottest New Theatre Company” by Broadway World. IMPRINT garnered major praise for its 2018 Season, including 12 DFW Theater Critics Forum Awards and a staggering 40 column award nominations.
She has been recognized for her work, most recently winning an outstanding direction award from the 2019 DFW Theatre Critics Forum. In 2018, she won three outstanding direction awards as well as a design contribution award for outstanding fight & intimacy direction from the DFW Theater Critics Forum. She also won the 2018 Column Award for Best Director of a Musical – Equity, and was featured on 2018 year-end best lists for TheaterJones, Culture Map, The Column, and the Dallas Voice.
Ashley has been a featured artist on KERA's Art + Seek, NPR, and in Arts and Culture Texas. Her monthly column on leading a theatre company, Square One runs on theaterjones.com
Learn more at www.ashleyhwhite.com