Inside ATC Artist: Dave Maier

Dave Maier

is a prolific fight director who has choreographed violence for more than 300 professional and collegiate productions. He is recognized as a Master Fight Director and Master Instructor with Dueling Arts International and is currently the resident fight director at San Francisco Opera and Oakland Theatre Project. He was in residence at California Shakespeare Theatre for 16 seasons, where he worked with director KJ Sanchez on Romeo y Juliet and Quixote Nuevo. He is a five-time recipient of the Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding Fight Choreography. Recent and upcoming credits include Poor Yella Rednecks-Vietgone Part 2 (ACT), Cyrano de Bergerac (Aurora Theatre Co.), Sweat (Center Rep), Romeo & Juliet (African American Shakespeare), and Tosca (Opera San Jose). Maier is an instructor of theatrical combat at UC Santa Cruz, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, St. Mary’s College of California and Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. He is a founding member of Dueling Arts San Francisco.