Simon Fon

Stage Combat

With over 600 professional credits in TV, film and stage, and 30 years of experience stretching from Broadway to Stratford, Mirvish, Canadian Stage, Resident Fight Director at Soulpepper, Simon specializes in all areas: weaponry, aerial flying (NAAFED certified), and unarmed combat (Eastern and Western). Simon has coached and performed with actors Christopher Plummer, Rachel McAdams, Martin Short, Billy Connolly, and Colm Feore, to name a few. Executive Director and Founder of RIOT A.C.T. stunt and action team, earning 17 nominations and 8 awards, including Simon for Male Action Performer of the Year 2009 AOF Festival – California.

He has also taught for over 28 years, instructing over 17,000 students. Teaching credits include George Brown College (23 years), York University (26 years), University of Toronto, Fight Directors Canada, Equity Showcase, Stratford Festival, and many more.

Simon is one of the original founding members of Fight Directors Canada, and a Fight Master from 2005 to 2020 with FDC, holding certification with distinction in all categories – basic, intermediate, advanced, instructor and director. and

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