Elyse Dawson (Co-Artistic Director) is a theatre artist from Dayton, Ohio, where she received her B.F.A. in Acting at Wright State University. After training in stage combat during her final year of college, she sought out a company that would allow her to continue her training and was immediately enamored with the Babes. She became an ensemble member of Babes With Blades Theater Company in 2014 and has performed in L’Imbecile, Titus Andronicus, and Patchwork Drifter. Since moving to Chicago, she has shared the stage with Akvavit Theatre, WildClaw Theatre, Bare Knuckle Productions and Otherworld Theatre Company. Offstage, Elyse is an avid horror fan and gamer and will always find time to speak at length about either.