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 MississippiThe 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.



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

Lengfelder SPT

Jul 1, 2013 Unarmed Dallas, Texas Basic Pass