Brian Byrnes

  • Head of Movement

Brian Byrnes' work as a Movement Coach and Fight Director includes New York theatres, regional theatres, Shakespeare festivals, colleges, universities, and Motion Capture animation in the U.S. and Sweden.  Credits include: Old Globe Theatre, Alley Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, Stages Repertory Theatre, The Ensemble Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Houston Ballet, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Texas Ballet Theatre, Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre, Prague Shakespeare Company, American Players Theatre, John Housman Theatre, Lucille Lortel Theatre, Westbeth Theatre, and many other companies over the past 25 years.   He is an A.E.A. actor, has worked as a director for theatre and opera, and has written several plays that have been professionally produced.  Brian is a long time member of the Society of American Fight Directors and holds the S.A.F.D. titles of Certified Teacher, Fight Director, and Fight Master within the organization.

Education & Training

  • MFA - Performance Pedagogy (emphasis in Directing), University of Pittsburgh, 1995
  • BA - Acting, University of Iowa, 1986