Bessie Zolno

I am an performer and aspiring Fight and Intimacy Director. I hold a BFA in Musical Theater Performance with a minor in Stage Combat from Columbia College Chicago. I am currently based in Chicago, but am originally from the Bay Area where I apprenticed Dave Maier, Dueling Arts Full Instructor of Theatrical Combat, at the SF Opera, Magic Theater, Cal Shakes, Shotgun, and Marin Theater Company. I am so grateful for the wonderfully supportive fight and intimacy communities and the many friends and mentors I have made along the way. 

 

 

  • IDI

Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

MACE Firearms Intensive

Jan 8, 2020 Firearm Rosemont, Illinois Recommended Pass

Columbia College Chicago Fall 19 #3

Dec 12, 2019 Small Sword Chicago, Illinois Basic Pass
Dec 12, 2019 Broadsword and Shield Chicago, Illinois Basic Pass
Dec 12, 2019 Knife Chicago, Illinois Basic Pass

Columbia #1 sp2019

May 8, 2019 Unarmed Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
May 8, 2019 Broadsword Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
May 8, 2019 Rapier and Dagger Chicago, Illinois Basic Pass