My Fight Philosophy
I believe in safety and storytelling. I believe fights should evolve seamlessly from the world of the play, the characters intention and serve the story. As a trained actor, I understand how to create movement from emotional impulse. As a fighter, I understand how to speak about the technique and the body: how to create the illusion of force, maintain proper distance, balance, targeting, and so on. I nurture partnership, because the moment-to-moment connection between actors is the foundation of both safety and story.
FIGHT COORDINATOR (Screen)
Casey specializes in unarmed and armed fight choreography. Casey has coordinated fights on Lost Girl, A Christmas Horror Story, Darknet, and more. Her strengths are her ability to communicate with actors and choreograph from intention, as well as her many years working on screen in many different styles of combat. Casey understands how to use the camera to make the fight look its best, and keep her actors safe and looking powerful.
Casey is a founding member of Riot A.C.T., and winner of Female Action Performer of the Year at the Action On Film Festival in Los Angeles 2009.
FIGHT DIRECTOR (Stage)
Casey is a FDC Fight Master, as well as a Certified Instructor and Fight Director with Fight Director’s Canada. She is the first woman to be credited with Fight Direction at the Stratford Theatre Festival.
Casey recently finished a Fight Director internship at Soulpepper Theatre where she worked on Incident at Vichy, 39 Steps, Hosanna, Noises Off, Waiting For Godot, Picture This and the remount of Kim’s Convenience in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Other recent Fight Directing credits include Breathing Corpses (Coalmine Theatre), Crackwalker, Banana Boys (Factory Theatre), Scarberia (YPT), Hamlet (CanStage), Reckoning (Article 11).