Siobhan Richardson ~ International Fight Director
Siobhan Richardson is a professional actor/fighter/singer/dancer and a certified Fight Director with FDC. She is the “go-to” FD for numerous directors, producers, and actors. Her teaching career has taken her across Canada and Europe. She has taught at international events such as the Paddy Crean International Art of the Sword Workshop, Fight Directors Canada’s National Workshop, and the Nordic Stage Fight Society’s Summer Workshop.
Siobhan has been an important part or the executive team of The Imperial School of Swordsmanship from its early days. Working alongside Jeasy, Siobhan is actively involved in directing, analyzing and designing the training systems for the Dramatic Sword and Stage Combat Certificate Training course.
Siobhan’s approach to teaching stage combat includes connecting to the actor’s process, examining biomechanics to prevent injury and expand physical vocabulary, and infusing style with Western and Eastern martial arts.
The Imperial School of Swordsmanship will be inviting Siobhan in the near future to Auckland where she’d run Some Advancedand Master Classes for recent Graduates of The Imperial School as well as other Actor Combatants.
In 2009, she was a recipient of the Chalmers Arts Fellowship from the Ontario Arts Council, which allowed her to do extended study in acting, stage combat and fight direction. Other awards include:
- Breakout Action Star, Female, Short Film (Action On Film Festival).
- Best Action Sequence, Martial Arts, Short Film (nomination, Action On Film Festival).
- Stage Combat Competition Champions with partner, Matt Richardson (CombatCon)
- Artists in Education (Ontario Arts Council)