Jonathan Cole

Associate Professor, SAFD Certified Teacher of Stage Combat

Willamette University

405 Richmond Ave SE
Salem, OR 97301
United States


Jonathan has worked throughout the northwest as a director, actor and fight director, and is a tenured faculty member of the <a href="">Theatre Department at Willamette University</a>. He is one of two Society of American Fight Directors Certified Teachers of stage combat in Oregon, and co-owns <a href="">Revenge Arts</a>, one of the largest stage combat consortiums in the United States. His choreography is most often seen on Artists Repertory Theatre’s stage, where he recently choreographed fights for<em> Skin of Our Teeth, Grand Concourse, The Miracle Worker, The Understudy, The Liar, Exiles, The Playboy of the Western World,</em> and<em> The Monster-Builder</em>, and on Third Rail Repertory Theatre's stage, where he choreographed <em>The Night Alive</em>, <em>Belleville, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Middletown</em>, and <em>The Mystery of Irma Vep</em>. Jonathan’s choreography has also been seen at Portland Shakespeare Project, Clackamas Repertory Theatre and Profile Theatre.

Movement Specialties:


Devised Theatre



Martial Arts


Movement for the Actor

Performance Art

Period Styles: Acting

Physical Theatre

Solo Performance

Stage Combat

Stretching, Strength, and Relaxation

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