Dan choreographs theatrical and filmic violence for theatres, production companies and educational bodies around the UK; including Drama Centre London (Central Saint Martins), Met Film School (Ealing Studios) andThe Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury) - having recently worked with them for their performance of Julius Caesar (in association with the RSC) and for their National Theatre Connections program.
Dan's diverse training and experience has enabled him to develop more dynamic and holistic theatrical violence - moulding physical scores that connect with the actor/character and moving the scene to a more resonant and visceral level . Above all else, keeping actors safe and comfortable at all times and maintaining an open dialogue between performers and directors.
Alongside stage combat and action sequences; Dan also focuses on fitness, partner work/connection (incl. Acrobalance), spatial awareness, physical storytelling and general performer safety and physical actor training.
Dan is a practitioner of 'Master@Arms', a guild recognised and accredited by Spotlight - granting him the ability to certify students from the select five 'Master@Arms' skill sets - ranging through unarmed and armed. M@A doesn’t charge for examination, certification or re-certification - instead opting for ongoing assessment throughout the training and ending with a showing.
Recent work includes international tours, short films, music videos and street theatre - alongside teaching the magic of stage and screen violence to all; young and old, 1-on-,1 and in groups.