Master Dance Class with Caleb Mitchell
Master class for intermediate and advanced level dancers
Mather Dance Center
Friday, January 23, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Space is limited. RSVP required.
Contact Lori Waugh for more information and to RSVP:
216-368-2854 or email@example.com
Caleb Mitchell was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan where he received early ballet training at the age of 16 under Rose Marie Floyd. After graduating cum laude in 1998 with a BFA in dance from the University of Arizona, Caleb joined the Houston Ballet under Ben Stevenson, O.B.E.-emeritus and later Stanton Welch, artistic director. During his tenure with Houston Ballet (1998-2007), Mr. Mitchell performed many featured roles in works by George Balanchine, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Sir Frederick Ashton, Ben Stevenson, O.B.E., Glen Tetley, William Forsythe, Paul Taylor, Christopher Bruce, Ronald Hynd, Lila York, Natalie Weir, Julia Adams, Trey McIntyre, Stanton Welch, James Kuldelka, and David Parsons. In 2007, Caleb was awarded a Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellowship (Helen Russell Scholar) at the University Of California- Irvine. While pursuing his degree at UCI, Caleb danced in featured roles by Jodie Gates (Joffrey Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet) and William Forsythe. Mr. Mitchell received his MFA in dance June 2009.
Mr. Mitchell’s choreographic projects include works set on, Neos Dance Company, Hosannah Sacred Arts, dancers from the Houston Ballet, Houston Ballet II, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Ad Deum Dance Company, Le Lien Ballet Theater and Masterworks Art Festival, and University of California, Irvine. During his tenure at UCI, Mr. Mitchell was Ballet Master for Professor David Allen (former National Ballet of Canada, Diamond Project), and in 2008 was awarded the Medici scholar grant to do choreographic research with world renowned choreographer Alonzo King (Lines Ballet) and Jacopo Godani (Frankfurt Ballet) for his thesis. Mr. Mitchell’s many recent choreographic projects include “Sanctuary”, a world premiere, was a collaborative with world renowned choreographer Dr. Donald McKayle and performed by the Etude Dance Ensemble and the UCI Symphony Orchestra at UCI Irvine in April 2009. He also staged his graduate work created on University of California, Irvine Dance entitled “Rain” on Brigham Young University Contemporary Dance Ensemble performed winter 2012.