Rachel Flesher

Lead Instructor

Rachel is an Intimacy Director, Intimacy Coordinator, Violence Director, Movement Specialist, SAG-AFTRA stunt performer, and teaching artist. Through studying mental health first aid, trauma, and abuse, and collaborating with other directors, psychologists, and mental health experts, she is developing techniques to help actors safely portray trauma and abuse (Traumaturgy) on stage and screen. Rachel is an Instructor with the Fight Directors Canada, an Instructor with Tactics on Set.  She has had the pleasure of travelling the world to teach workshops on consent, stage and screen combat, simulated domestic violence, and intimacy, for actors, directors, stage managers, and educators. She also specializes in consent and combat for youth. On stage violence and intimacy direction credits include Goodman Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas, Writers Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, and Steppenwolf for Young Adults. Intimacy coordinating credits include GLOW on NETFLIX and THE RED LINE on CBS, as well as over 17 other television shows and films currently in production.