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Breton Tyner-Bryan
Breton Tyner-Bryan is an American born multi award winning director, writer, actor, choreographer with Canadian roots, based in New York City. A classically trained ballet dancer and award-winning filmmaker, she grew up in the theater in Hartford, CT. Her films have won numerous awards including Best Director, Best Editor, Best Narrative Short, Best Dance film screening at Micheaux Film Festival, Berlin Commercial, Tokyo Shorts, Dances With Films, French Riviera Film Festival, Vegas Movie Awards, Silk Road Film Awards Cannes, Barcelona IFF, Madrid IFF, World Independent Cinema Nice, France, World London Film Festival, La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival, New York Shorts International Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, CANIFFF, ASVOFF, Flickfair, Jellyfest, and International LGBTQ Shorts. She is known for Manifest (Netflix), Gossip Girl (HBO), Billions (Showtime), Divorce (HBO), Shackled, working alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Molly Shannon, The Knick alongside Clive Owen, choreographing for BD Wong and Donny Most of Happy Days, Studio City (VICE), Manhattan Love Story (ABC), Shackled (in production), TEST, and Stories from the Microchasm with John Sanborn. She often plays detectives and tough seductive characters collaborating regularly with cinematographer Michael J. Burke. Her heritage is Native American, Jewish German, Spanish, Italian, Irish, French, and Indian. She is named for Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where her family created a commune. She is in pre-production on her first pilot to series I DREAM OF HAZEL, that she wrote, will direct, and act in.

Directing credits include Merryn John's "Love Is A Blue Jay", Village Playwrights NYC, "All About Love" New Victory Theater, installations for New York Fashion Week, The Pierre Taj Hotel, Madonna-Washington Square Park, Don Most from Happy Days, and Sonas Denim Commercial. Choreographic works include Divorce HBO, Saturday Night Fever Engeman Theater, "Heading East" starring BD Wong, Prospect Theater, "Vinegar Tom", "Retrofactoy" Theater C, Peter Pan Dreamland Stages, "Cotton Candy and Cocaine" New York Theater Barn, choreographic men-tee under Sergio Trujillo for The Donna Summer musical on Broadway, choreographic labs for Waitress (Broadway), Twelfth Night (Public Theater), Encore's God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, commissions for NYU, Marymount, AMDA, and performing alongside The Martha Graham Dance Company at its Benefit for Haiti. She is a CUNY awardee and Dance Lab New York connect artist with Sam Pinkelton and Josh Prince.

She is the executive producer and founder of Breton Follies Productions, featured at New Victory Theater 42nd Street, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, City Center, and has taught for New York University, Fordham University, Smith College, Broadway Dance Center, Joffrey Ballet School, The Place (London), Dance Base Scotland, San Francisco State University, LINES and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. She holds a BFA in Ballet Performance from the University of Utah and received her training at the School of the Hartford Ballet. Her work has been featured in Deadline, The New York Times, the New York Post, Curve Magazine, Broadway World, Pointe Magazine, Dance Magazine and the Huffington Post.