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Kenan Ali


Kenan is a BADC certified Stage Combat instructor, Fight Director, trained actor,
teacher, martial artist and fencing coach at Foil (BAF level 3). Kenan worked
professionally as an actor for over a decade before pursuing his career as a Stage
Combat tutor. He draws on a background of Mime and Dance but has studied many of
the Chinese martial arts along with Thai Boxing, Fencing and Judo. Kenan has
dedicated much of his time to the pursuit of teaching (obtaining a PGCE) and
ultimately achieving accredited teacher status with the British Academy of Dramatic
Combat. Kenan is also an Equity Registered Fight Director.
Kenan shares his time between Manchester and Sheffield but teaches all over the
country. He is currently the Stage Combat tutor for the Liverpool Institute for
Performing Arts, University of Salford, Royal Northern College of Music,
Manchester University, Staffordshire University, The Arden School of Theatre in
Manchester and for his own performance/Stage Combat provision First Cuts.
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