Dan has a deep and abiding passion for teaching. They believe that the teaching process makes them a better artist, and the artistic process makes them a better teacher. Dan studied pedagogy while earning an MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University, and has spent 7 years teaching Acting, Movement, and Theory at the University of South Florida, as well as serving as a guest artist at several universities. They are recognized as one of the foremost teachers in the country of both theatrical intimacy and stage combat. As an instructor of combat they are particularly known for their research in and adaptation of historical swordplay.