WHO ARE WE?
Rachid Sbitri

Rachid has always had a passion for Stage combat which was evident during his Three years of actor training at the Guildford School of Acting, where he always achieved the highest grades in the subject and also won the Prize Fight choreography competition on the two years that he entered.

Since then Rachid has completed his teaching apprenticeship for the BADC under the guidance of his mentor Andrew Ashenden. He has also achieved his Black belt in Tae Kwon Doe and several coaching Badges for the British Academy of Fencing of which are all part of his training.

His recent credits as a Fight Choreographer include; Steam (Whitebear Theatre), Babies (Barons Court), Welcome Home (Landor Theatre), The Three Musketeers (Lambeth Playhouse), Macbeth (Etcetera Theatre), Biloxi Blues (Guildford School of Acting). His Work as a Fight Directors assistant/captain include; Romeo and Juliet (Piccadilly theatre, West End), The WALK (Granada Television) and the soap Wannabes (BBC).

Jessica Hrabowsky

Originally from Canada, Jessica trained at the Guildford School of Acting graduating from the three-year acting programme. Since graduating she has worked in theatre and film receiving high praise for her performances. From a young age Jessica was involved in martial arts and while at drama school was able to put this experience into her stage combat training, becoming a qualified teacher with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat (B.A.D.C.).

Jessica is currently the fight teacher for ALRA North and also teachers at Performers College, D&B's and various other colleges.

Fight Choreography Credits: To Kill a Canary (Kenton Theatre), As You Like It (Southwark Playhouse), The Incredible Paul F Taylor (Edinburgh Fringe), T'is Pity (Audley & Co. Productions, Edinburgh Fringe), Chop Chop (4D Pictures),Cubicle Two (Birthday Boy Films), Romeo and Juliet (Leicester Square Theatre), Cyrano de Bergerac (Highgate School), Romeo and Juliet (Archbishop Tenison’s School), Lead us into temptation (OMAC and The Old Red Lion Theatre), King Lear (Merchant Taylors Liverpool), Justice (The Old Red Lion Theatre), Henry V (Tour de Force)

Fight Captain: The Rover (Guildford Castle Grounds)

Jessica is also Secretary for the B.A.D.C.

The short film Cubicle Two was nominated for 'Best Short Film' at the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival in Los Angeles, California.

"Jessica Hrabowsky's fight choreography is way above the off-West End average." Matt Boothman for The British Theatre Guide (Romeo and Juliet at the Leicester Square Theatre)