Ian Claar is a lighting designer and staged violence artist and has been invovled in the performing arts for nearly 15 years. He has studied the art of staged violence since 2013, and continues to train, choreograph, and educate. Ian is the Managing Director of The Noble Blades stage combat troupe, based in Reston, Virginia. He has a degree in Design and Technical Theatre from Christopher Newport University and is a current Actor/Combatant with the SAFD.
Production Fight Direction credits include Matilda (Levine Music Theatre), The Game's Afoot (Reston Players), She Kills Monsters (DC International School), Or, (Theatre Prometheus), Dracula (Edison Drama), Superior Donuts (Reston Players), The Addams Family Musical (Rock Ridge Performing Arts), The Three Musketeers (Wakefield School), The Lion King, Jr. (Encore Stage & Studio), and Peter and the Starcatcher (Reston Players).