Chris Main is the Director of East 15 Acting School, and has been a part of the school for over a decade, teaching classes in acting, Shakespeare and stage combat. He has directed numerous shows for East 15 - including a Martin Lynch premiere - and has also directed several productions for the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London. Alongside his career in education, Chris worked as a fight director / fight arranger in theatre and film, working for many theatre companies, across various theatres, including: The Orange Tree, Royal & Derngate, The Northcott, The Bush, English Theatre (Frankfurt), The Mercury Theatre, and the Stephen Joseph Theatre. Chris has also run bespoke projects for the Royal Armouries, Leeds City Council, Cambridge Arts Theatre, and Crucible Theatre. His screen work includes projects for the History Channel and a research and development project for video game developer and publisher, Codemasters.
Chris holds an MA in Theatre Practice and a PhD in Elizabethan/Jacobean Theatre from the University of Exeter. He spent close to 20 years as a Certified Teacher of Stage Combat with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat, has acted as a fight examiner for Stage Combat Germany and holds a black belt in the Japanese martial art, Aikido.