michael allen HOLLINGER

Fight Choreographer - Actor - Stuntman

Training



Michael Allen Hollinger is specialized in both stage combat and Shakespeare performance and Early Modern staging practices. Since 2010, Hollinger has been studying with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD). The following is his complete list of training in stage combat and stunts.

SAFD Certifications

  • Recommended Pass in Broadsword & Shield with SAFD, 2016
  • Recommended Pass in Single Sword with SAFD, 2016
  • Theatrical Firearms Safety Certification with SAFD, 2015
  • Recommended Pass in Knife with SAFD, 2015
  • Recommended Pass in Quarterstaff with SAFD, 2015
  • Recommended Pass in Smallsword with SAFD, 2015
  • Recommended Pass in Broadsword with SAFD, 2014
  • Recommended Pass in Rapier & Dagger with SAFD, 2014
  • Recommended Pass in Unarmed Combat with SAFD, 2014

SAFD Sanctioned Intensives

  • The Left Turn Stage Combat and Stunt Workshop - 2017
    • Assistant Instructor
      • Single Sword, Sword & Shield, Rapier & Dagger, and Unarmed Combat
  • Destruction in Decatur - Assistant Instructor - 2017
    • Certified Teachers, Angela Bonacasa and Missy Styles
      • Quarterstaff and Unarmed
  • SAFD National Stage Combat Workshop - Advanced Actor/Combatant Track - 2015
    • Fight Masters Scot J. Mann and Richard Raether
      • Certified Teachers Matarelli Carlson and Nate Mitchell
        • Broadsword, Broadsword & Shield, Firearms, Kali Double Stick, Knife, Quarterstaff, Rapier & Dagger, Single Sword, Smallsword, and Unarmed Combat
  • The Fredricksen Workshop - 2015
    • Fight Master K. Jenny Jones
      • Smallsword
  • Advanced Combat Intensive - 2015
    • Fight Masters Richard Ryan and Nick Sandys
      • Film Fighting, Rapier & Dagger, Smallsword, and Unarmed Combat
  • The Boushey Way Workshop (Film Stunts) - 2012
    • Fight Master David Boushey
      • Instructors Greg Poljacik and Jeff "Ish" Thomason
        • High Falls (5' & 15'), Stair Falls, Foot Falls & Rolls, Mini Tramp, Stick Fighting, and Unarmed Combat

SAFD Sanctioned Regional Workshops

  • Winter Wonderland Workshop with MACE Training, 2011, 2012, 2013 (Intern), 2015, 2016 (Intern), 2017 (Associate Instructor)
  • The A-Town Throwdown, 2016 (Teaching Assistant)
  • Louisiana Tech Stage Combat Workshop, 2016
  • Lincoln Assassination with University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012, 2015 (Teaching Assistant)
  • Carnage in the Corn, 2014
  • Lonestar Smash, 2014
  • Cincinnati Cease and Desist, 2011, 2012 (Intern)

Non-SAFD Stage Combat and Stunt Training

  • Champion Kids, Atlanta, Stunts- 2017
  • Ninja Quest, Atlanta, Stunts - 2016-2017
  • Play Hard Gym, Atlanta, Parkour - 2016-2017
  • Los Angeles Fight Academy - 2012-2013
    • Instructors Tim Brown, Charles Currier, Mike Mahaffey
  • Performance Firearms (Rifles and Shotguns) - 2013
    • Instructors Dale Dye (Saving Private Ryan, Platoon, Starship Troopers), Charles Currier, and Tim Brown

The following disciplines and techniques were studied while attending Mary Baldwin College:

  • Stage Combat: John Paul Scheidler
  • Voice and Text: Rob Clare and Kate Burke, University of Virginia, Lessac Technique
  • Laban Movement: John Paul Scheidler
  • Dance: Miss Shanda, Staunton Academy of Ballet, Ballet
  • Linklater Intensives: Tina Packer and Dave Demke
  • Archetypes and Chakras: Fay Simpson

The following disciplines and techniques were studied while attending Black Hills State University:

  • Directing, Design, and Set Construction: Albert Juhrend
  • Acting: Pamela Wegner
  • Singing Voice (Tenor):  Dr. Nancy Roberts, Steven Parker, and Karen Blunk
  • Dance: Celeste Parker, Black Hills Dance Centre , Tap
  • Piano: Dr. Janeen Larsen

Other Skills:
Bicycling; Broomball; Bull Whip (Basic); Computer Hardware & Software Installation; Diving (Basic); Driving (Manual & Automatic); Guitar (Basic); Wood Carving; Scene Painting; Set Construction; Swimming; Wrestling;

© 2016-2018 Michael Allen Hollinger