Jacki Blakeney Armit, a Mississippi native, is the Associate Professor of Costume Technology for Florida State University School of Theatre. She received her MFA from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Jacki has worked as a professional costumer for theatres across the country including The Denver Center (Denver, CO), The Utah Shakespeare Festival (Cedar City, UT), The Alley Theatre (Houston, TX), Florentine Opera Company (Milwaukee, WI), Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (Lake Tahoe, NV), PlayMakers Repertory Company (Chapel Hill, NC), and New American Theatre (Rockford, IL).
Jacki is also a Certified Teacher with The Society of American Fight Directors. Her work as a professional Fight Choreographer has been seen at Georgia Shakespeare (Atlanta, GA), Fanfactory (Houston, TX), The Ensemble (Houston, TX), and Falcon Productions (Cincinnati, OH). As a stage combat teacher, Jacki has instructed classes and workshops at institutions including The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL), Tulane University (New Orleans, LA), University of Georgia (Athens, GA), University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE), University of Houston (Houston, TX), University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston Salem, NC), Columbia College (Chicago, IL), Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA), Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA), and Troy University (Troy, AL).