Ashley White

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


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Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

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

Lonestar Smash

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

Dallas Intensive

Jul 24, 2016 Knife Dallas, Texas Recommended Pass

SCDallas and Rat Pack Productions

Apr 11, 2015 Single Sword Dallas, Texas Basic Pass