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Dale Girard

Fight Choreographer


Dale Anthony Girard (SDC) is an award-winning fight director and choreographer who has staged thousands of different acts of violence for some of the most prominent opera and theatre companies in North America, including The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Vancouver Opera, Florida Grand Opera, New Orleans Opera, Portland Opera, San Diego Opera, 6 seasons with Colorado Shakespeare Festival, 9 seasons with Central City Opera, and over 25 seasons with the Chautauqua Opera, where he continues to serve as their resident Fight Director.


With over thirty years of experience in professional theatre, opera, and ballet, Dale has staged more than 275 AEA and AGMA productions across the US and Canada, as well as having over 500 additional professional, semi-professional, and university fight directing credits. A recognized leader in his craft, Dale earned the Honorary Fight Master status with Fight Directors Canada (FDC), honorary membership in the Russian Guild of Stage Movement Directors and is currently only one of 20 Fight Masters with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD), the largest organization of stage combatants in the world.

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