Nigel Poulton


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Nigel is an award-winning movement, fight & intimacy coordinator, stunt performer & actor with over 25 years of international professional experience. He is certified with Intimacy Directors International; the Society of Australian Fight Directors (past President); the Society of American Fight Directors (Fight Master – only 2 outside the US have been awarded this); Fight Directors Canada (Honorary Fight Director); is a practitioner of Theatrical Biomechanics; is a classically trained fencer & has over 20 years experience in Western and Asian martial systems.

Choreography credits include: the Finnish National Ballet, the Australian Ballet, the New York City Ballet, The Metropolitan Opera, Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare, Washington Opera Company, Opera Australia, Circus Oz, Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre, Belvoir, La Boite Theatre, and Kooemba Jdarra.

Film & TV includes: Deadloch, Nautilus, Poker Face, Thor: Love and Thunder, Escape from Spiderhead, Ding Dong You’re Gay, Occupation 2, Pirates of the Caribbean V, Deadline Gallipoli, The Water Diviner, The Bourne Legacy, Vikingdom, Winter’s Tale, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, Boardwalk Empire, Salt, I Am Legend, Sopranos, 30 Rock, & Law & Order.

In 2022 Nigel was invited to teach at the Nordic Stage Fight Society’s annual international stage combat workshop in Helsinki, in 2019 he was invited to teach at the SAFD National Stage Combat Workshop in Louisiana, & in 2016 represented the Australia at the inaugural World Stage Combat Training Conference in Toronto. Nigel has taught regularly at NIDA & been a guest teacher at institutions such as The John F Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts & The Shakespeare Theatre Academy for Classical Acting. Nigel is a past coordinator of the Paddy Crean International Workshop and a guest presenter at the 2006 World Shakespeare Congress. In 2012 received a Melbourne Green Room Award for outstanding contribution to the stage.


To expand my movement methodology by auditing practitioners who have demonstrated unique practices

To expand my movement methodology by auditing practitioners who have demonstrated unique practices

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Nigel Poulton

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