Jacqueline Ann Holloway and Robert Westley Join Salon/Sanctuary's ON POINT, 6/3

Actor/sword fighters Jacqueline Ann Holloway and RoBert Westley will be joining NYCB dancers Jared Angle and Megan LeCrone and members of the Sebastians Chamber Orchestra for On Point: From Duel to Pas de Deux, to be presented by Salon/Sanctuary Concerts. An exploration of the shared origins of sword fighting and ballet, On Point will be presented on Monday June 3rd at The Liederkranz Club at 7:00PM. Musical selections will include Heinrich Ignaz von Biber (1644 - 1704)Battaglia à 10 in D Major; Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620 - 1680) Balletto for Strings and Continuo in G "Die Fechtschule" and GF Handel (1685 - 1759), Sonata in B-flat, Op. 2, No. 3, HWV 388.

Jacqueline Ann Holloway is a recognized Advanced Actor Combatant with The Society of American Fight Directors and Fight Directors Canada, and has studied with some of the most influential and prolific Fight Masters in the US and abroad. Currently, she is apprenticing under American and Canadian Fight Master Ian Rose in Philadelphia. She has taught, directed, and performed in staged fights throughout NYC, Philadelphia, NJ, Chicago, Washington DC and Vancouver. Jacqueline is one of the founding members of the 95 Runagates, an ensemble of accomplished actor/combatants living and working along the east coast dedicated to the education and performance of exceptional stage combat and theatre. Some of her recent choreography credits include The Passion of Dracula, Romeo & Juliet, (Tri-State Actors Theater) I Hate Hamlet (Bickford Theater) The Beaux Stratagem (Swarthmore Theater). Acting credits include the Shape of Things (Plays and Players), Passion of Dracula, Christmas Carol,(Tri-State Actors Theater) Crimes of the Heart, Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Women's Theater Co) ,King Lear (Collongswood Shakespeare), and Empress of the Moon (Iron Age Theater). She has taught the Lawrenceville School, Germantown Academy, Temple University (assistant), Dreamcatcher Rep, Tri-State Actors Theater and Mercy Vocational.

RoBert Westley has performed, directed, and choreographed movement and staged violence for award winning theatre productions, internationally acclaimed opera houses and films for twenty-three years. Most recently he choreographed New York City premieres of Hand to God at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Lesser America's Trevor and Studio 42's Billy Witch. Other New York City credits include; Second Stage Theatre's production of Butcher of Baraboo, The New York Musical Theatre Festival production of The Screams of Kitty Genovese, the Keen Company's Tea and Sympathy, and The New York Fringe Festival's The Salacious Uncle Baldrick and Waiter, Waiter. Regional credits include the Asolo Theatre Repertory's The Game's Afoot and God of Carnage, the 75th Anniversary Tour of Porgy and Bess. Robert has directed and choreographed physical action for Boston's New Repertory Theatre, National Lyric Opera of New York, Opera Providence, Central City Opera, Chautauqua Opera, The Lost Colony, The Colorado Shakespeare Festival and Los Angeles' Circle X Theatre.

Robert's fight direction has been given specific mention in the New York Times and been praised in New York Magazine's The Year in Theatre as, "hands-down, the best-executed stage fight of the year." in 2011.

As a performer of action and swordplay Robert has worked in productions at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the New York Theatre Workshop and for independent live action companies across the country. He has worked as a stunt double and stunt performer for action films such as The Key Man starring Hugo Weaving, Eyeborgs starring Danny Trejo and Fall Down Dead with David Carradine.

Robert has taught and coached acting, theatrical movement and stage combat both nationally and internationally and has instructed at Boston University's Theatre Conservatory and Opera Institute, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, National Theatre Conservatory, Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, the Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, the Manhattan School of Music, the University of Alabama, Temple University and numerous workshops and intensives in America and Great Britain.

Robert Is a member of SAG-AFTRA, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a recognized Fight Director and Certified Stage Combat Instructor with the Society of American Fight Directors. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from Boston University's School of Theatre Arts Professional Theatre Training Program and a Master of Arts in Theatre Studies from Northern Illinois University.


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