Andrei Droznin

Andrei Droznin (Head of Movement for the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University) started his career in theater in the 1960s. One of the most famous movement coaches in Russia, he was among the founding members of the Tabakov Studio in Moscow and the Stanislavsky Summer School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His unique system of training combines Meyerhold's biomechanics, Stanislavsky's Method, and the achievements of other great Russian directors such as Vakhtangov and Tairov. His widely recognized technique has become an essential part of theater training programs throughout the world. In addition to serving as Professor of Stage Movement at the Moscow Art Theater (MXAT) School and the Vakhtangov School in Moscow, Mr. Droznin has directed movement in more than 140 theater productions and movies in the former Soviet Union and abroad. His international appearances include teaching, directing, and conducting seminars in Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Malta, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, the United States, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia. Mr. Droznin is the only Russian member of the Grotowski Council in Wroclav, Poland. He has published numerous articles on the issues of stage movement in Russia and abroad. Mr. Droznin is also the founding board member of the International Stage Movement Center in Moscow. He is the founder and the member of the Russian Guild of stage movement directors and teachers. In 1998, Mr. Droznin received the title of the Distinguished Artsmaker of Russia.