Kyle Rowling | Biography


Kyle Rowling is a professional actor, Director and Fight Director, with over 30yrs experience in the performing and physical arts having started both acting and martial arts study when he was 8yrs old. Kyle has dedicated his life to the highest pursuits in both fields. He studied Stanislavski at the ‘Australian Conservatory of Actors and Screenwriters’ and completed both ‘The Power of Acting’ and ‘The Power of Screen Acting’ at the Actors Centre Australia.


Kyle is the Director of The Sydney Stage Combat School and he is one of only two Australian Fight Directors fully certified with both national and international Stage Combat organisations including; The Australian Stage Combat Association (of which he is the President), The Society of Australian Fight Directors, and The Art of Combat (an American based group of which he runs the Australian branch). He also holds a position on The International Order of the Sword and Pen Artistic Board and is a member of MEAA, The Australian Society of Performing Arts Healthcare and The International Knife Throwers Hall of Fame. Kyle is an expert in weaponry from a wide variety or historical periods and countries.


In October 2000, Kyle opened The Sydney Stage Combat School, the first Stage Combat School in Australia, and since that time has worked extensively both in Australia and overseas. Kyle’s Stage Combat and performance skills have secured him work in several major international productions including; ‘Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Episodes II & III’: as Assistant Swordmaster and multiple Fight Doubles, Paramount Picture’s ‘Wanted’: as Fight Assistant and Fight Double, Warner Brother’s ‘Troy’: as Eric Bana’s Personal Weapons Trainer (Melb), Sony Pictures’ ‘Gabriel’: Fight Director/Action Co-ordinator, Icon Productions’ ‘Invincible’: Actor/Martial Arts Specialist, Henson’s Company’s 2000 stage production of ‘Pan’: Fight Director/Actor, Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘Women of Troy’ and ‘Don Juan’: Actor/Fight Director, and Sydney Theatre Company’s 2001 New York Tour of ‘The White Devil’. In 2010 he performed as ‘Drenis’ in the hit US cable series ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ and most recently he appeared briefly in ‘Underbelly-Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms’ and has also performed in ‘Packed to the Rafters’ and soon in ‘Janet King’.


Kyle has taught and choreographed productions at many of Australia’s top acting institutes including; NIDA, VCA, The Actors College of Theatre & Television, The Actors Centre Australia, The Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts, Screenwise and The Australian Film, Television & Radio School. He has also choreographed major productions for the Sydney Theatre Company (STC), Opera Australia (OA), the Bell Shakespeare Company, Company B: Belvoir St., Sport for Jove, Shakespeare by the Sea, Bard on the Beach, and many more. 

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Wrestle Choreography
Fight Director
Wrestle Choreography