Tim Dashwood | Biography

Tim has been a professional actor and movement artist throughout Australia since graduating from the University of Southern Queensland in 2005. He has been training in stage combat since then after meeting his long term mentor Nigel Poulton. For over 10 years he has assisted and trained with Nigel in many forms of physical theatre and stage combat. In 2013 he received the Brisbane City Council Lord Mayors’ Fellowship to travel to the USA and Canada to train in stage combat, fight direction and physical movement with Nigel. He has since taught, assisted and directed stage combat for many companies including: Opera Australia, shake & stir theatre co., NIDA Open Program, Stage Combat Perth, Bell Shakespeare, Sydney Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company and Sport For Jove as well as running independent workshops.

Also a performer, Tim has performed alongside Jerry Hall in The Graduate, many productions with the Queensland Theatre Company, shake & stir theatre co. and Gordon Frost Organisation to name a few. Committees include: the Actors’ and Entertainers’ Benevolent Fund of Queensland Industry Ambassador (2013-current), Committee Member (2008-2012) and The Society of Australian Fight Directors inc. as a Committee Member (2006-current) and is the current President. He is a proud member of the Media and Entertainment Arts Alliance.