Dan O'Driscoll

Certified Teacher/Fight Director

Dan O’Driscoll has choreographed 100's of fights in productions that have garnered 3 OBIE awards, 2  Drama Desk nominations, 2 Drama League Award nominations, 1 Off-Broadway Alliance nomination and 3 Off-Off-Broadway Review awards in New York City. Located in mid-town Manhattan and working primarily in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) - he has choreographed the violence in 187 theatrical/film productions. 

In addition, Dan has assisted another 75 productions both on Broadway and Off-Broadway which have garnered 45 Lucille Lortel nominations, 26 Drama Desk nominations, 22 Outer Critics Circle nominations, 17 Drama League nominations, 14 Tony Award nominations, 14 OBIE awards, 9 Off-Broadway Alliance nominations and 2 New York Drama Critics' Circle nominations.  See www.swordandtherose.com for a full list of credits.

As a stage combat instructor - Dan has taught at New York University - Tisch School of the Arts (2001-present), Montclair State University (2001-2016), SUNY - New Paltz (2009), SUNY - Nassau Community College (2006-2008, 2013-2016), the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (Summer, 2015) and Marymount Manhattan College (2016 - present).

Dan is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors since 2004, awarded Fight Director status in 2018 and is a full member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.


Skill Proficiency History

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