Oula Kitti is an actor, fight director, certified NSFS teacher and founding member of the Finnish Stage Combat Society. He has a wide background in physical theatre and has worked in theatres all around Finland after graduating Master of Arts in acting from Tampere University. He has taught stage combat and directed fights on stage since 2003. He has recently been the choreographer and assistant director for The Lord Of The Rings on Åbo City Theatre which included fight directing, movement coaching for actors, directing all puppets, crowd scenes and flying stunts.
Hilde Veronika Östensson is a physical actress, singer, dancer, director, choreographer, certified NSFS teacher, and Honorary Fight Director with Fight Directors Canada. She teaches movement, acting, dramatic combat and voice. Hilde graduated from the European Film College in 2004 and holds a BA in musicology and music/arts management from the University of Copenhagen. In 2014, Hilde graduated from Acting and Collaborativ Theatre / Linjen för Scenkonst. She has choreographed fights for productions in Sweden, Norway and Poland. She recently choreographed fights for Fiddler on the Roof for Malmö Opera together with Peppe Östensson.
Kev McCurdy is an Equity Registered Professional Fight Director and has been choreographing across all mediums for the last 22 years. His work spans from workshops, personal training, stage, opera, TV, feature films, music videos, motion capture and video games. Kev is also Co-Founder/Chairman/Combat examiner of Academy of Performance Combat. Kev’s taught and choreographed enthusiastic amateurs as well as industry professionals such as Nicholas Cage and Ron Perlman and is now looking forward to meeting everyone and to introduce his ‘territory and realism’ work to the NSFS workshop. At this moment in time, Kev’s just finished work on Frankenstein, Hamlet, 2 versions of Macbeth, part 1 of the UK tour of Miss Saigon, and will be starting on the UK tour of An Officer and a Gentleman, A View From The Bridge, the 2nd half of Miss Saigon tour and at the end of July, Anthony and Cleopatra choreographing Ralph Fiennes.
More teachers to be announced soon!