workshops & seminars
JOHN STEAD - Stunt Coordinator / TV & Film Director
He has co-odinated the action sequences for more than 500 film & tv episodes all over the world and performed stunts on over 250 TV episodes and films. He has over 600 professional theater credits as a fight director both in Canada and internationally, including 20 seasons as the fight director for the Shaw festival and is in his 25th season as head of stage combat for the Stratford Festival of Canada. He has taught at the Birmingham Conservatory, the Universities of Toronto, Waterloo, Humber and Wilfred Laurier, and has an international reputation for creating exciting action and molding solid, well respected performers of all levels.
He is a member of the Society of Canadian Fight Directors. Stage Combat Coordinator for The National Theater School, a registered stunt coordinator with ACTRA and a Master Instructor-Emeritus with the Academy of Dramatic Combat.