Casey Kaleba

Casey Kaleba is a doctoral candidate in the Theatre and Performance Studies program. His research emphasizes the intersection of gender, nationalism, violence, and history and embodied theatre on the Victorian stage; other interests include Early Modern drama and the history of staged violence.  A professional fight director, he has worked throughout the region, taught in Sweden and Canada, and served as an audition choreographer for the Marvel Universe Live tour.  He has taught at the Peabody Institute, Catholic University, Regent University, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Shepherd University, and George Mason University.


BA, Theatre and Dance, James Madison University
MA Theatre History, University of Maryland-College Park
Certified Teacher/Fight Director, Society of American Fight Directors

Representative Productions (Fight & Movement Direction)

  • Spoleto Festival, Salome (2019)
  • Washington National Opera, Tosca (2019)
  • Signature Theatre, Blackbeard (world premier 2019)
  • Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Henry IV, Parts 1 &2 (2019)
  • Wolf Trap Opera, Romeo & Juliet (2018)
  • Guthrie Theatre, King Lear (2017)
  • Rorschach Theatre, She Kills Monsters (regional premier, 2014)

Professional Affiliations

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)