President, Full Instructor
Los Angeles, CA
Sean has invested most of his professional and academic research towards the understanding and development of the physical life of the actor.
He is a recognized Fight Instructor, Fight Director and Master Combatant with Dueling Arts International and a 1st Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. As a fight director Boyd has directed fights for a number of national tours regional theaters including: Sacramento Music Circus, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, The Greenbrier Valley Theatre, as well as the new national tours of Camelot with Michael York & Lou Diamond Phillips and Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan. Boyd has been teaching martial arts, yoga and theatrical combat for over 20 years and has worked with Dueling Arts International since January 2000.
Boyd is a founding faculty member of Michael Lugering’s Expressive Actor and was first to attain the distinction of Associate Teacher. He is also an experienced certified teacher of Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga.
Sean remains active acting on both stage and screen. He has performed with The International Shakespeare Center – as Shylock and Sir Toby Belch– as well as the Sacramento Music Circus, the Neil Simon Festival, and the Genesis Shakespeare Company. Boyd has also appeared on TV as the exquisitely dressed, killing machine, Pat on AMC’s Preacher, on HBO’s Treme and The Breakout Kings, and in films including Dallas Buyers Club, in the 2016 remake of The Magnificent Seven and as “Lt. Decoudreax” in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.
Sean is a proud member of Actor’s Equity, UK Equity and SAG/AFTRA.