Head of Action
Tom Jordan is a Fight Director and Combat Instructor with over 20 years industry experience in positions such as Associate Practitioner for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Vice Chairman of the Academy of Performance Combat, as well as Associate Teacher at LAMDA.
Through his work Tom has developed a practice focussed on training actors for Special Action roles, which puts the actor’s well-being front and centre, while also delivering detailed, accurate and stunningly authentic fight choreography.
Tom's passion for nurturing talent is evident in his track record. His students have successfully landed roles in high-profile productions such as Gangs of New York, The Witcher (Netflix), and blockbuster Marvel and Disney films, as well as the West End and RSC. His commitment to each student's growth and success has made him not only a sought-after teacher, but a mentor, guiding his students to break new ground in the industry.
Head of Acting
Luke Marquez is not just a Director, Coach, and Workshop Leader; he's an industry pioneer who is transforming the way actors are trained for contemporary TV, Film and Theatre.
With a Master's in Applied Theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Luke's impact goes beyond academia into the realm of practical application. He co-founded Wrong Shoes Theatre Company, a creative platform where he brings to life daring and intimate new works, setting a new precedent for live theatre.
Over his 15-year career in actor training, Luke's innovative approach has focused on serving the needs of the modern actor. His unique practice is grounded in authenticity and creative impulse, and it demystifies acting, facilitating truthful performance from the earliest stages of training.
In 2018, Luke took his mission of accessible and high-quality actor training further by launching The Actor Rebellion.
Sam Billy Lyon-Behan
Sam is an Action Performer, Fight Coordinator and Instructor working across capture, screen and stage.
Sam coordinates and performs for leading international production companies including Netflix, Disney, award winning Games and West End shows.
Mo-cap and creature work
Matt Cross is an actor and coach working in television, film and theatre.
Motion Capture Credits Include: Akut in Tarzan - David Yates, Warner Bros, Muto in Godzilla - Andy Serkis, Warner Bros.
Television Credits Include: Tim in Misfits - Quite Funny Films, Sean in Shameless - Company Pictures, Jimmy Lips in Life on Mars - Kudos Television, Paul in Law and Order UK - Kudos Television, Casualty, Holby City and Doctors - BBC.