Casey Kaleba

Casey Kaleba, looking dashing
Intimacy Director

Casey Kaleba has coordinated violence for opera, television, music videos, and more than 500 productions with professional, community, and academic theatres. In DC that work includes arranging fights at Ford's Theatre, Folger Theatre, Signature Theatre, Round House Theatre, Keegan Theatre, Wolf Trap Opera, Avant Bard, Rorschach Theatre, Washington National Opera, Olney Theatre Center, and Constellation Theatre. Casey has staged fights for knights, musketeers, princesses, zombies, wolves, pirates, ninjas, and at least one alien tentacle.  Nominated for three Helen Hayes Awards, recently he has served as the audition choreographer for Marvel Universe Live.  As an Intimacy Director Casey has trained with Theatrical Intimacy Education, Intimacy Directors and Coordinators, and Intimacy Coordinators of Color.  Casey holds a PhD in Theatre History from the University of Maryland, was host and creative contributor to the two-time Emmy Award-winning Experiencing Shakespeare through the Folger Library and Alabama Public Television, and he helped carry the Irish flag in the 1994 World Cup opening ceremonies at RFK Stadium. A Certified Teacher and Fight Director with the Society of American Fight Directors, Casey has taught theatrical combat workshops and courses for a wide range of programs. He is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.