David Saldivar (He/Him/His)

David Saldivar is a certified Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors.

He has been practicing martial arts since his early teens and studying stage combat since 2012. He graduated from University of Texas at Arlington in 2015 with a Bachelors in Theatre Arts. Recently, he has been studying Bolognese Sidesword with Dallas Renaissance Sword Guild in the Dallas area.

He has choreographed and assisted in several productions in the DFW metroplex with Shakespeare Dallas, Theatre Three, Texas A&M Commerce, Rover Dramawerks, Plaza Theatre Company, and various High Schools. He is also the fight director for Scarborough Renaissance Festival in addition to coordinating a Stage Combat Workshop for the festival's cast.

He is also the Operations Manager for Theatre Three in Uptown Dallas and helping in this newly minted position. In addition to theater he is a licensed pyrotechnician in Texas holding all three available licenses (FPO, FEO, and SEO).


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

NSCW 2022- Early Workshop SPTs/SPRs

Aug 6, 2022 Rapier and Dagger Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass

Dallas - Fall SPT

Oct 23, 2021 Single Sword Dallas, Texas Recommended Pass
Oct 23, 2021 Knife Dallas, Texas Recommended Pass

2021 National Stage Combat Workshop

Aug 6, 2021 Small Sword Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass
Aug 6, 2021 Quarterstaff Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass
Aug 6, 2021 Broadsword and Shield Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 6, 2021 Knife Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 6, 2021 Rapier and Dagger Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 6, 2021 Unarmed Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 6, 2021 Broadsword Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass

NSCW 2021 Firearms Certification

Jul 24, 2021 Firearm Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass

Dallas Summer 2021

Jul 23, 2021 Broadsword and Shield Dallas, Texas Recommended Pass

Dallas Summer Intensive

Aug 10, 2019 Single Sword Dallas, Texas Basic Pass
Aug 10, 2019 Broadsword Dallas, Texas Basic Pass

SCDallas Spring SPT

Apr 29, 2019 Knife Dallas, Texas Recommended Pass

Arkansas State TFSC

Sep 9, 2018 Firearm Jonesboro, Arkansas Recommended Pass

Dallas Summer SPT 2018

Aug 11, 2018 Unarmed Dallas, Texas Recommended Pass

Texas SPT Spring 2018

May 31, 2018 Small Sword Dallas, Texas Basic Pass

Dallas Summer SPT

Jul 30, 2017 Quarterstaff Dallas, Texas Basic Pass

Texas Shakes/ SCDallas SPT

May 1, 2017 Rapier and Dagger Dallas, Texas Recommended Pass

Dallas Intensive

Jul 24, 2016 Knife Dallas, Texas Recommended Pass