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J. T. Turner



Professional Memberships and Certifications

Society of American Fight Directors - SPT in Unarmed &  Single Sword

British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat

Screen Actors Guild

Actors Equity Association


Education and Training

Emerson College: Directing, Acting, Speech, Single Sword, Fencing

Society of American Fight Directors: Unarmed, Broadsword, Rapier, Rapier/Dagger/Cloak, Single Sword, Quarterstaff, Knife, Found Objects, Small Firearms, Whip, Double Stick, Various Fighting Styles - Western, Hollywood, Greek, Medieval, Shaolin   

Dr. Deguang He, Anthony Korahais, Jesse Tsao, Yun Ping Hu: Tai Chi and Qigong


Teaching Experience

Faculty: Longy School of Music - stage combat, North Shore Music Theater - stage combat, Ipswich Middle School - director of drama program

Visiting Teaching Artist (stage combat):  Lasell College, Andover High School, Acton-Boxboro High School, Wakefield High School, Beaver Country Day School, Walnut Hill School, Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, Reagle Music Theater. MA Theater Arts Festival


Fight Direction/Choreography  - partial listing

Lyric Stage Company: Kiss of the Spider Woman, Camelot, Peter and the Starcatcher, City of Angels, Man of LaMancha

Speakeasy Stage Company: Passion, Johnny Guitar

Reagle Music Theater: Guys and Dolls, Carousel, Showboat, Kiss Me Kate

Boston Lyric Opera: Tosca - opera

Moonbox Productions: Cabaret, Wild Party

Seacoast Repertory Theater: Billy Elliot

Wakefield Repertory Theater: Romeo and Juliet, Cyrano de Bergerac

moonlight productions (director and fight choreographer): Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, Jeckyl and Hide, Scarlet Pimpernel, Pirate Show

University of Massachusetts Lowell (director and fight choreographer): Drop Dead!, The Greek Olympiaganza

Beaver Country Day: Durango, Outsiders

Buckingham, Brown and Nichols: Firecracker Incident

Walnut Hill School: Fallen Faeries - opera

Emerson College: Maren’s Rock - virtual reality film


U.S. Passport & Driver’s License. References & acting resume available upon request.


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