Resident fight director for San Francisco Opera, Dave Maier made his Company debut choreographing the fight scenes for The Tales of Hoffmann in 2013; he appeared also appeared as a swordsman in the 2010 production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Maier has directed for American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, San Jose Repertory, Aurora Theatre, Marin Theatre Company and Magic Theatre, among others. He is a five time recipient of the San Francisco Bay Area Drama Critics Circle Award for Fight Direction and an eleven time nominee, and he serves as resident fight director at California Shakespeare Theatre and a company member with the Shotgun Players. Maier is recognized as an instructor of theatrical combat by Dueling Arts International and a founding member of Dueling Arts San Francisco. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of California Santa Cruz and St. Mary’s College of California; he currently teaches combat related courses at Berkeley Repertory School of Theater.