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Derek Mitchell is one of todays most sought out choreographers. He has choreographed projects utilizing almost every style of dance and that versatility makes him an asset to any project.He was just nominated for The 2013 Capezio A.C.E. Award for Choreographic Excellence. Derek most recently choreographed a TV Commercial for Season 5 of The Wendy Williams Show in NYC. He has also choreographed a total of 15 Contemporary Jazz and Street Jazz duets and group pi...read more
Derek will be on hiatus for 2017. Currently, he is the Resident Choreographer for the West Coast productions of the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON!
A true collaboration of all techniques and styles of dance, Derek uses touches of jazz, cutting edge funk and the technical sharpness of jazz and hip-hop, Derek's extremely energetic and dynamic "pursy" and "hood" styles will challenge you to really "attack" each move. Routines are always kept for 2 weeks to allow the dancer to grow and let go in the choreography.
Derek incorporates and combines pedestrian, contemporary movements with classical jazz and ballet technique, to create an exquisite expression of music. He allows dancers to express their individuality, and the elements of the story through unique, challenging combinations. His class tests the ability of each dancer to speak without words or indications. Routines are frequently kept for 2 weeks to allow the dancer to grow, and to let go in the choreography.