STAGE COMBAT 101
IT'S TIME FOR A DIFFERENT APPROACH
Queer. Feminist. Trauma informed. This is not your average stage combat class. Led by fight director Julie Ouellette (they/she), this class will allow students to explore the building blocks of safe and effective stage combat in a fun and supportive environment.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb 5, 12, 19 and 26th
East Hollywood, CA
All sessions are four weeks long
All classes are 90 minutes.
TIER 1: $400
This is the full rate of $100 per class for all 4 weeks.
This pricing to relieve financial burden for QTBIPOC students.
TIER 2: $250
Reduced rate for low-income folks who can't afford full class sprice.
A limited number of scholarships are available. Inquire below!
Payment plans available 💸
I'm a multi-hyphenate storyteller committed to building safer spaces for marginalized artists by fighting for authentic representation, accessibility, and systemic racial equity in the entertainment industry.
As a fight director, I prioritize the physical and emotional safety of everyone in the room with a consent-driven, trauma-informed approach. My background as an actor and director helps me create fight choreography with storytelling at the forefront.
You can also check out my resume here.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
This is not your average theatrical combat class. Don't get me wrong, you're going to learn a lot of combat techniques. We'll cover a ton of basics: footwork, falling, pushing, punching, slapping, smacking, kicking – maybe even a little choking if you're feeling spicy.
But we're going way deeper than that. We'll use these physical techniques as a vehicle to explore the things that take a combatant from good to great:
Spacial & Body Awareness
Breath & Body Connection
Storytelling Through Combat
At the end of the day, my goal is to turn you into your Fight Director's favorite actor. The one who just gets it. I want you to show up on set or at rehearsal ready to kick ass and create story. 💪
DO I HAVE TO BE QUEER TO TAKE THIS CLASS?
Nope! You just have to understand that you're entering a Queer space. That means it's a space where Queerness is celebrated, Queer voices are empowered, and Queer joy will be on full display. We will welcome you with open arms and expect you to do the same.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO CLASS?
Dress for this class like you're going to the gym: athletic pants or shorts, a t-shirt or tank top, good supportive sneakers, and a bottle of water. Your clothing should be comfortable, easy to move in, and should show the line of your body. Avoid clothing that is too flowy or baggy. You may also want to bring a small sweat towel and a yoga mat if you want extra padding for floor work during warm ups.
If you don't have access to any of these things, please reach out using the contact form below so we can help you source them!