March 16th & 17th, 2019

Northern Kentucky University
Nunn Dr
Newport, KY 41099

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Jonn Baca

Jonn Baca is a graduate from Miami University with a BFA in Acting. He has directed several shows, most recently The Grapes of Wrath at the Aronoff Center for Clear Stage Cincinnati. He is also a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, and has been performing and choreographing fights professionally in the region. Jonn is the Educational Director for New Edgecliff Theater Company. He teaches, Acting, Movement, and Stage Combat at CCM Prep, and is the Movement teacher for their Certificate Program. He is also the Stage Combat Instructor at Northern Kentucky University.

Joshua Pikar

Joshua graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2008 with a degree in Acting and Military History. A constant student, he enjoys reconstructing and interpreting historical sword and military treatises with a focus in Renaissance Swordplay and Roman Tactics. A member of the SAFD since 2004, Joshua assists multiple Certified Teachers in the Cincinnati area. For the past few years he has been apprenticing as a Flying Choreographer under Jason Whicker, and will be co-coordinating the Valkyrie Fight and Flight workshop this August.

Past Coordinators:

Gina Cerimele-Mechley

Gina Cerimele-Mechley, an actor/director/teacher/choreographer/movement coach. Regional credits: Tony Award winning regional theatre The Denver Center Theatre Company, Opera Theatre Saint Louis, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Sterling New York Renaissance Festival, Alaska Cabin Nite Dinner Theatre, Busch Gardens, The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, The Cincinnati Ballet, Playhouse in the Park, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Theatre, Human Race Theatre in Dayton, Nintendo motion capture work. Teaching credits: CCM, CCM Prep, NKU, Miami, XU, and at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, where she also served as the resident dance choreographer. She focuses her career on keeping the arts in education by working at several area high schools as their dance choreographer, fight choreographer, or director as well as providing workshops in Acting Shakespeare. Founder of the High School Acting Studio at the acclaimed Cincinnati Actor’s Studio which provides professional training and performance opportunities for high school students, Gina is one of twelve teachers in the country who was recently honored with the Presidential Scholars Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Arts.


Leraldo Anzaldua

James Atkins

Matthias Fittkau

Patrick Kelly

Tim Kelly

Donald Preston

Rachel Stubbs

Teaching Assistants:

Melissa Bennett

Maria DeHoff

Robert DeHoff

Samantha Kaufman

Kate Lass

Jason Speicher


Benjamin Adams

Christopher Anderson

Whitney Emerson

Brian Haller

Andres Lopez