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DEREK
MITCHELL

"IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU DO, IT MATTERS WHY YOU DO IT." 
- Derek Mitchell 

DEREK MITCHELL is one of today’s most sought out choreographers and was recently the Original Resident Choreographer for the Tony Award winning musical “HAMILTON” (1st National Tour). He has choreographed projects utilizing almost every style of dance and that versatility makes him an asset to any project. He has numerous credits in TV, Film, Stage, Commercials, Music Videos and Concerts. Some of those credits include: Choreographer on “So You Think You Can Dance” Ukraine, Nintendo “Hands up in the Air” Live Commercial with Jordan Fisher, the NBA Playoffs Nationwide Flash Mob Event, Ameritrade National Conference with Hillary Clinton, The Wendy Williams Show, Cornell University Gala, “Broadway Bares” Benefit, an industrial for Guardian Life, Sylvia Tosun (Billboard Magazine’s #1 Dance recording artist), Taiwanese Superstar - Jolin Tsai, Billboard Top 40 Artist - Bex, and The International Kids Emmy Awards. Derek has created, directed and choreographed the Off-Broadway dance drama “Thin Line“ at Dance Theatre Workshop, starred in the Off-Broadway productions of “The Karaoke Show” and “The Donkey Show”. Derek has formed Derek Mitchell Dance Company which performed at Choreographers Carnival, Sirens After Dark, Pushing Progress, Young Choreographers Festival, The BDC 25th Anniversary Gala, Sybarite, Brooklyn Dance Festival and the Capezio A.C.E. Awards. Derek was even nominated 3 years in a row for the Capezio A.C.E Award for Choreographic Excellence. Once on the cover of Dance Teacher Magazine in 2014, Derek Mitchell has an immeasurable career as a Dance Educator. Teaching for almost 25 years, Derek has taught master classes all over the world including The Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive, NIKE BLAST 2013 in Sweden, The Complexions Winter Intensive, Argentina, Paraguay, England, France, Ecuador, Germany, Czech Republic, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Japan, Italy, Austria, South Africa, Israel, The Ukraine, Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos and Canada. He has taught for many acclaimed dance conventions including The Pulse, WILD Dance Intensive, Dance Olympus, Dance Masters of America, and for the dance department at Dean College. His classes and choreography have been featured on DanceON Network, THE A-LIST, VH1, W Magazine, Piers Morgan, CNN, Good Day NY, The Today Show, Time Out, U.S. News and World Report and Women's Wear Daily. Currently, Derek teaches Street Jazz and Contemporary on both coasts at Broadway Dance Center and Edge Performing Arts, and tours with Revel Dance Convention, bringing his infectious spirit and invaluable instruction to young dancers nationwide.