Daniel Light

Actor Combatant

Daniel Light is a New York City-based actor, graduated with honors from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (NYU). While attending, he performed in productions at the Meisner Studio, the Classical Studio, the Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Tisch StudentWorks, and with many other ensembles. He has been a fight captain and choreographer for NYU's student-run Shakespeare in the Square as well as other companies, and was a director in NYU's 24-Hour Play Festival.


Daniel is also an Actor Combatant, having received recommended certifications from the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) in Unarmed, Broadsword, and Rapier & Dagger; as well as a Broadsword certification from the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC). In the future, Daniel hopes to continue his work with the SAFD to become an Advanced Actor Combatant, and eventually a Certified Teacher.


Daniel has also worked as a box office manager at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, and participated in various training programs there. He was a member of the Apprentice Company at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and has trained abroad at NYU's Shakespeare in Performance program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, England.


Daniel made his theatrical debut in the fall of 2017 with Yonder Window Theatre Company in The House on Poe Street, a new play by Fengar Gael, as Astin Rutherford. Victor Jiminez of the Times Square Chronicles wrote of Daniel's performance, "Laura Johnston and Daniel Light both have undeniable stage presence and a knack for the details of their characters".


Recently, Daniel has been working on expanding and delving deeper into the world of cinema. This spring he has starred in several different short films, such as Prom King and Mirror Mirror.


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Neutral Chaos Summer 2018

Sep 16, 2018 Small Sword New York, New York Recommended Pass

NYU Fall 2017 SPT/SPR

Dec 14, 2017 Unarmed New York, New York Recommended Pass
Dec 14, 2017 Broadsword New York, New York Recommended Pass

NYU Spring 2017 SPT

May 4, 2017 Rapier and Dagger New York, New York Recommended Pass

NYU Unarmed Spring 2015

May 7, 2015 Unarmed New York, New York Basic Pass