Adriano Gatto

Adriano Gatto

Artist in Residence, Stage Combat and Recruitment



Adriano has returned to Niagara University as the current Artist-in-Residence/Recruiter for the Department of Theatre & Fine Arts. Certified with Distinction by Fight Directors Canada and Recommended by the Society of American Fight Directors, Adriano’s work as a fight choreographer has been seen at various theatres across the country, most recently the Irish Classical Theatre Co., Torn Space Theatre, Kavinoky Theatre and Road Less Traveled Productions. Adriano has taught stage combat and also choreographed for the Shakespeare Theatre Co., Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Geva Theatre, among others. Currently, he is a senior assistant to Fight Master Daniel Levinson at Rapier Wit in Toronto. As a member of AEA, Adriano was awarded an Acting Fellowship to train with Michael Kahn at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., winner of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award. Professional acting credits include productions with Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Round House Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, MusicalFare, and Irish Classical Theatre Co., among others. Adriano was honored with two Artvoice Artie Nominations: Outstanding Actor in a Play for the world premier adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Emperor and Galilean and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play for 33 Variations.