Ian is a Seattle based actor, teacher, intimacy director (member of Intimacy Directors and Coordinators) and fight director (SDC member). In Seattle, Ian has fight directed for the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Rep, Sound Theatre, ACT Theatre, Taproot Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, The Shattered Glass Project, Seattle Pacific University, University of Washington Undergraduate Theatre Society, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Village KidStage, Washington Ensemble Theatre, and Kent-Meridian High School. He has performed all over Seattle and taught at Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, Filament: A Collaboration Lab, Taproot Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Woodinville High School, and Lakeside School.
He has a BA in Theatre from Davidson College where he had the privilege of working with the Royal Shakespeare Company. After college he spent three years as a Resident Ensemble Member of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company where he played roles such as Romeo, Hamlet, and Mr. Darcy, taught students about acting with heightened text, and performed many fights directed by FM Drew Fracher. He has had the good fortune to train seriously in Seattle with FM Geof Alm.
Ian's storytelling also extends to other mediums. He is a Motion Capture Artist with SuckerPunch Productions (The Ghost of Tsushima) and a professional Game Master teaching kids (and adults) how to communicate, share, and tell stories together through the tabletop roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons. In 2021, he cofounded PNW Theatrical Intimacy, a regional collective of intimacy professionals. He has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College where he focused his studies on facilitating high risk elements of theatre. When not making theatre, he spends his time parenting, playing board games, suffering in the mountains, and trying to create more equitable spaces for humans to create together. Check out his work at www.ianbond.org.