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Dan (DJ) works as a stunt coordinator, fight choreographer, and action arranger; developing theatrical and filmic violence for productions, theatre, and educational bodies around the UK and Europe. DJ has worked on projects for the likes of  BBC, Lyric Hammersmith, Channel 4, Southwark Playhouse, Ealing Studios, The Marlowe Theatre, and many more - as well as teaching at such institutes as Drama Centre London (Central Saint Martins), East 15 Acting School, Drama Studio London, and currently as the resident Stunt / Fight Coordinator and Action Specialist for the National Film and Television School (NFTS).

  • Qualified Practitioner and assessor with ‘Master At Arms

  • 1st Class BA Hons. ‘Acting & Stage Combat’

  • MA 'Acting' Distinction

  • Qualified Self Defence Instructor with British Academy of Krav Maga

  • Qualified Krav Maga Instructor with British Academy of Krav Maga

  • British Academy of Fencing - Gold Award (Foil)

  • Level 1 Coach British Academy of Fencing (Foil)

  • Bectu 'CRISP' Production Safety Passport (IOSH)

  • 'Film & TV Tactical Firearm Training' certification

  • ‘Emergency First Aid at Work’ certification

  • 'Level 2 Health and Safety' certification

  • 'Risk Assessment' & 'Working at Height' certification

  • Full Equity & Bectu Member

DJ has expertise in a range of weapon systems and a background in Aikido and Krav Maga - as well as being a qualified Self Defence Instructor. Whilst choreographing and coordinating action sequences, DJ’s focuses are performer safety and physical storytelling. He also teaches and trains performers in areas such as fitness, partner work/connection, and general physical actor training.

Selection of equipment / weapons available for use and hire, including:

​- Rapier & Dagger

- Single Handed Broadsword

- Quarterstaff

- Small Sword

- Military Sabre

- Knives / Daggers

- Shields

- Firearms (Airsoft)

- Safety mats

- Body padding

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t:   +442920710770


'Eigengrau' by Aoife Smyth
'Katzelmacher' by Kay Michael
'Peter Pan' by Off The Ground Theatre
'Katzelmacher' by Kay Michael
'Breakaway' by Out Of Hours Theatre
'Katzelmacher' by Kay Michael
'All My Friends...' - Ravanburn Film
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DJ is a practitioner and core member of 'Master At Arms': a collective of fight directors, stage combat tutors, and stunt coordinators recognised and accredited with SpotlightUK - granting him the ability to assess and certify students from the select five 'Master At Arms' skill sets - a range of unarmed and armed. 


'Master At Arms' doesn’t additionally 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 and feature 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.

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“Splendidly directed

Elaine Pinkus -
UK Theatre Network

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