Nicky Jasper (She/Her/Hers)

Certified Teacher & Advanced/Intermediate Actor/Combatant Representative

Nicky Jasper (she/they) is a Chicago-based actor, choreographer, and teacher. She graduated from East Carolina University with a BFA in Professional Acting in 2013. She has been training in stage combat since 2010 and is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors.

 

After graduating, Nicky was a part of the cast at Horn in the West, where she also served as Fight Swing. She later spent two summers in the cast of Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama, where she not only served as Fight Captain and Assistant Fight Choreographer, but was also the first female-identifying actor to have an on-stage featured fight in the show’s long history. Other theatre credits include Gruesome Playground Injuries (Carolina Actor’s Studio Theatre), The Tale of the Little Gentleman (Children’s Theatre of Charlotte), Detroit (Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte), Wasteland Hero (Reutan Collective), and Fight Quest 2 & 4 (Otherworld Theatre Company).

 

Nicky has had the privilege of serving on staff at stage combat workshops around the country, including The Winterland Workshop (AI), The Tourist Trap (AI), The Left Turn (AI), The Louisiana Tech Stage Combat Workshop (TA), Lonestar Smash (TA), The Virginia Beach Bash (TA), and The A-Town Throwdown (TA). She most recently served as Head Intern for the 2021 National Stage Combat Workshop in Ruston, LA.

 

Nicky has been a “Kevin” (TA) for FM Chuck Coyl at the Actor’s Gymnasium In Evanston, IL since 2017. She is a founding member of Open Gate Movement Arts, a stage combat and movement company in Chicago whose mission is to provide accessible and quality stage combat training to movement artists. Nicky also works as a part of the motion capture team at Raven Software.

 

Nicky currently serves as the Advanced/Intermediate Actor/Combatant Representative on the Governing Body of the SAFD. She can be reached in this capacity at adv.int.rep@safd.org.


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Spring SPR Workshop

Mar 6, 2022 Unarmed Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
Mar 6, 2022 Broadsword and Shield Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
Mar 6, 2022 Quarterstaff Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

Single Sword SPR

Jan 23, 2022 Single Sword Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

2021 National Stage Combat Workshop

Aug 6, 2021 Knife Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass
Aug 6, 2021 Small Sword Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass

Summer Renewal

Jun 20, 2021 Rapier and Dagger Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass
Jun 20, 2021 Broadsword Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

Private Class

Sep 7, 2019 Knife Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

Actor's Gym Fall 2018

Dec 2, 2018 Unarmed Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass
Dec 2, 2018 Quarterstaff Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

2018 NSCW - AACW & Interns

Aug 10, 2018 Single Sword Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass
Aug 10, 2018 Broadsword and Shield Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass

Small Sword Actor's Gym June 2018

Jun 3, 2018 Small Sword Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass
Jun 3, 2018 Unarmed Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

Actor's Gym Spring of 2017 Knife

Jun 4, 2017 Rapier and Dagger Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass
Jun 4, 2017 Broadsword and Shield Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

Broadsword Spring of 2017

Mar 19, 2017 Broadsword Evanston, Illinois Recommended Pass

Knife SPT and multiple other SPTs/SPRs

Jul 29, 2016 Rapier and Dagger Chillicothe, Ohio Recommended Pass
Jul 29, 2016 Broadsword and Shield Chillicothe, Ohio Recommended Pass
Jul 29, 2016 Quarterstaff Chillicothe, Ohio Recommended Pass
Jul 29, 2016 Knife Chillicothe, Ohio Recommended Pass

Winter Wonderland Workshop

Jan 9, 2016 Rapier and Dagger Rosemont, Illinois Basic Pass

Tecumseh!

Aug 1, 2015 Unarmed Chillicothe, Ohio Recommended Pass
Aug 1, 2015 Broadsword Chillicothe, Ohio Recommended Pass

Elon University

May 13, 2015 Single Sword Elon, North Carolina Recommended Pass

Rat Pack Productions and Horn in the West

Jul 28, 2013 Broadsword and Shield Boone, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 28, 2013 Quarterstaff Boone, North Carolina Recommended Pass

East Carolina University

May 4, 2013 Broadsword Greenville, North Carolina Recommended Pass
May 4, 2013 Rapier and Dagger Greenville, North Carolina Recommended Pass
May 4, 2013 Unarmed Greenville, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Apr 30, 2011 Unarmed Greenville, North Carolina Basic Pass