Brad Waller (USA)

NSFS and FDC honorary member, SAFD certified instructor, founder member of the IOSP. Teacher at the Academy of Classical acting in Washington DC. Internationally recognized scholar in 16th Century fighting systems.

Brad Waller has been an actor, fight choreographer, and stage combat teacher in the Washington DC area for over 22 years. Brad has choreographed over 200 proffessional shows at The Shakespeare Theatre, The Folger Shakespeare Library, Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, The National Opera at the Kennedy Center, The Washington Ballet, The Washington Shakespeare Company, Olney Theatre, Wolley Mammoth Theatre Company, Source Theatre, Round House Theatre, and others. Brad is a historian of Medieval and Elizabethan fighting systems. He has been a Reader at the Folger Library since 1988; is a frequent lecturer and was guest curator of the 1995 Folger Library exhibit “The Sword and the Pen.” Brad is a founding member of The International Order of the Sword & the Pen, and now serves as the Director of Research and Developement. He has lectured on Swordplay for The Folger Library, The Smithsonian Institution and Gallaudet University – School for the Deaf.

Brad is going into his 10th year in teaching swordplay and stage combat for the Masters program at the Academy for Classical Acting at The Shakespeare Theatre and George Washington University. Brad is currently working to develope an advanced program with his collegues in the Nordic Stage Fight Society.