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Fight Choreography/ Stage Combat


40 simbi per hour

Putting on a play? Got a movie in the making? If your actors need to perform any kind of violence, from a shove to a slap to an epic swordfight, I will design it and teach it, making sure that everyone stays safe and looks awesome!

Training & Qualifications

I am certified specifically through stage combat professional organizations -- the Society of American Fight Directors and Dueling Arts International -- to fight unarmed, with knives, and with various kinds of sword. I assistant-teach both unarmed and weapons classes at the Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre and St, Mary's College of California. I have fight directed shows both here in the Bay Area and in New York City, and I blog about stage combat at

Availability & Preferences

I prefer to meet on weekends, somewhere accessible by public transit.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Megan

Michael received Help with Tell me your secrets from Megan
Sep 25, 2016
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Bobby provided Unit of Turn your image into a vector for Megan
Sep 02, 2016
Straight forward with what she needed in the deal and friendly too. I would recommend. Thanks Megan!
Sean provided Unit of Small Pen illustration for Megan
Jul 27, 2016
Megan was awesome. She was very patient with my questions for feedback and was great to do art for.
Ben provided Help with Wordpress development for Megan
Apr 23, 2016
Megan was great to work with!
Will provided Hour of Handyman for Megan
Mar 27, 2016
Great! She was friendly and helpful. She described the problem with her dishwasher very clearly which helped me get right to the problem.
KJ received Hour of Fight Choreography/ Stage Combat from Megan
Mar 16, 2016
After trading services with Megan, I knew she'd be a fantastic surprise performer at our Simbi Social. She performed a Fight Choreography and Stage Co...mbat demonstration, complete with fake punches and multiple swords. She is a total natural on stage and holds an audience beautifully. show more
KJ received Hour of Fight Choreography/ Stage Combat from Megan
Mar 07, 2016
I really didn't know what to expect when signing up to exchange for Megan's stage combat service. But what an unforgettable experience it was! Megan t...aught me all about the history of sword craft and the different weapon types, showcasing them with 8 swords of her own. She then taught me a choreographed swordfighting sequence designed for stage combat, which I got to try with weapons of different hefts. Completely amazing and utterly unlike anything I'd ever done before! Megan is a perfect instructor -- passionate, educated, and patient. show more


Mikah Mc Cabe wrote a recommendation for Megan Messinger
Mar 01, 2016

Megan is truly a jack of all trades - I'm constantly amazed by her skill range. From stage combat to childcare, she has it all. Children believe she is magical.

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About Megan Messinger

Nanny by day, student by night, writer, crafter, and theater artist in the off hours. I used to work in publishing; now I'm applying to medical school. There are a lot of great things about being so...... all over the place... in my interests, but sometimes it takes a specialist. So here I am, hoping to share and share alike!show more

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