Chaya Gordon-Bland

  • Assistant Professor

Chaya Gordon-Bland's professional background includes work as an actor, teaching artist, fight director and director at theatre companies across the country including the American Shakespeare Center, the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, the American Globe Theatre, Inwood Shakespeare Festival, the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, among others.

Licensures and Certifications

  • Black Belt, American Tae Kwondo Academy
  • Safe Zone Training, USD Office of Diversity
  • Skills Proficiency in Unarmed Combat, Society of American Fight Directors
  • Skills Proficiency in Rapier and Dagger, Society of American Fight Directors
  • Skills Proficiency in Quarterstaff, Recommended Pass, Society of American Fight Directors
  • Skills Proficiency in Knife, Recommended Pass, Society of American Fight Directors
  • Skills Proficiency in Quarterstaff, Society of American Fight Directors
  • Skills Proficiency in Broadsword, Society of American Fight Directors
  • Recognized Actor/Combatant, Society of American Fight Directors
  • Skills Proficiency in Rapier and Dagger, Society of American Fight Directors
  • Skills Proficiency in Unarmed Combat, Society of American Fight Directors

Research Interests

Shakespeare, Acting, Directing, Stage Combat, Movement Pedagogy, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Teaching Interests

Movement, Shakespeare, Acting, Stage Combat, Directing

Education & Training

  • MFA - University of Pittsburgh, 2008