Cara Rawlings

Virginia Tech
Associate Professor of Movement and Acting; SAFD Certified Stage Combat Instructor; IDI Certified Intimacy Director
Cara Rawlings is Associate Professor of Movement and Acting in The Department of Theatre and Cinema at Virginia Tech. Ms. Rawlings has worked professionally as a teacher, fight director and dance choreographer in Chicago, Washington D.C., New York and abroad in Greece and Austria.  Ms. Rawlings is a Certified Stage Combat Instructor with The Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD). As Certified Intimacy Director with Intimacy Directors International (IDI), she is focused on creating safer spaces for performers by acting as their advocate and responsibly guiding them through the process of staging choreographed moments of Intimacy in performance. She is currently pursuing certification as an Alexander Technique teacher through the Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies Teacher Training Program. She is a member of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) and has served on the boards of Virginia Theatre Association (VTA) and Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC).  Ms. Rawlings holds a Master of Fine Arts.