CARLA PANTOJA

Carla Pantoja works as an instructor of theatrical combat for California Shakespeare Theater and San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. She teaches stage combat and acting as an adjunct faculty for Hartnell Community College, and has been an adjunct teacher for Mendocino Community College. She has assisted Master Teacher Gregory Hoffman in classes at the American Conservatory Theater’s MFA program. Carla teaches stage combat to various schools in the Bay Area and is a teaching artist through Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, and Each One Reach One.


Carla received her theatrical combat training through the British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat, Academy of the Sword, Action Actor’s Society, and continues with Dueling Arts International.


Carla is currently the resident fight director for Teatro Visión (San Jose) and Woman’s Will (Oakland). Her work has been seen on stage at Cutting Ball Theater, Killing My Lobster, Teatro Visión, Woman’s Will, Palo Alto Players, Broadway West, East LA Repertory Theater, as well as school productions around the Bay Area. She was the fight coordinator for two films; Evolution the Musical and Monsters Don’t Get to Cry. She has been nominated for a 2007 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for her work on Cutting Ball Theater’s Taming of the Shrew.


Carla Pantoja is a member of Equity and AFTRA.

RESUME

Equity Member Candidate

Member of: Society of American Fight Directors/Dueling Arts International

Teatro Visión ’03-present
Woman’s Will ’02-present

TAMING OF THE SHREW

KILLER JOE

NOISES OFF

HUNTERS GATHERERS

EVOLUTION THE MUSICAL (FILM)

PRIVATE LIVES

CORPSE

THE MIRACLE WORKER

MONSTERS DON’T GET TO CRY (FILM)

MACBETH

MACBETH

Rob Melrose

Roberto Preciado

Jeanie Forte

Tracy Ward

Kenny Taylor

Jeanie Forte

Paula Chenoweth

Troy Johnson

Kurando Mitsutake

Jesus Reyes

Jonathan Gonzalez

Cutting Ball Theater

UC Santa Cruz

Palo Alto Players

Killing My Lobster

Mother Ship Productions

Palo Alto Players

Broadway West

Broadway West

Fukuzo Productions

East L.A. Rep

Barefoot Theatre

Mendocino College -Adjunct Faculty (unarmed, single rapier, rapier/dagger-Romeo and Juliet unit) ‘08

Cal Shakespeare Theatre (2week and 5 week summer camp) (unarmed, broadsword, and single rapier) ’04-present

American Conservatory Theater Assisted Gregory Hoffman – MFA first year unarmed

Lick-Wilmerding High School (single rapier) ‘07

Terman Middle School (unarmed and single rapier) ’06-present

Advanced Acting Academy (unarmed, broadsword, and single rapier) ’05 -present

The Willows (unarmed) ‘06

San Ramon Valley High School (single rapier) ‘06

Western Stage (unarmed) ‘05

SF Shakes Midnight Shakes (unarmed and broadsword) ’04-‘06

Jordan Middle School (unarmed and single rapier) ’05-present

Hillbarn Summer Conservatory (unarmed) ‘05

Monte Vista High School (unarmed) ‘05

Brandeis Hillel Middle School Drama Class (single rapier) ‘05

Edna Brewer Middle School (unarmed) ’04-‘05

Solano Community College (assisted Richard Lane in unarmed and single rapier) ‘04

Cupertino High School (unarmed and single rapier) ‘04

Oakland Parks and Recreation (unarmed) ’02-‘04

Hayward Shakespeare Festival (unarmed) ‘02

American Musical Theatre of San Jose (Theatre Artist Institute) (Assisted Bob Borwick in unarmed and single rapier) ’00-‘01

Quarterstaff workshop (Feb 8 ’09)

Fight Teacher Symposium (Aug 6-18th  ’07)

Unarmed, rapier/dagger, broadsword (’98-’05)

Smallsword, single rapier, quarterstaff, and found object

Rapier/dagger, unarmed ’04

Unarmed, single rapier, Japanese sword,

Smallsword, rapier/dagger, kali,

Hong Kong tumbling, broadsword,

And film fighting (’03)


Rapier/dagger, quarterstaff (’97)

Unarmed and Tumbling

Dueling Arts International

Dueling Arts International

Academy of the Sword

British Academy of Stage and Screen

Action Actors Society (L.A.)

Roberta Brown, Payson Burt, Chris Torres, Anthony DeLongis,

Robert Chapin

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Gregory Hoffman

Gregory Hoffman

Richard Lane

Bob Borwick

Bret Yount

Ian Prater

Robert Goodwin

Richard Ryan

Wolf Christian

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Resident Fight Director

Fight Director

Company

Director

Teaching

Training

Company

Teacher

(*’07 Critics Circle Award Nominee)