Rashaun Mitchell is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, performer and teacher, recently listed in Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch.” Since graduating with a bachelor of arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College in 2000, he has worked with an array of dance artists, including Chantal Yzermans, Donna Uchizono, Pam Tanowitz, Risa Jaroslow, Sara Rudner, Jonah Bokaer, Richard Colton, Deborah Hay, Rebecca Lazier and Silas Riener. In 2007, he was the recipient of a Princess Grace Award Dance Fellowship, and in 2011, he received a New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award for sustained achievement in the work of Merce Cunningham (2004-12). After the Cunningham Company’s closing, he became a 2012 Fellow of the Cunningham Trust and continues to stage the work of Merce Cunningham.
Mr. Mitchell’s own work has been presented by Danspace Project, La Mama Moves Festival and Mount Tremper Arts in New York; and with writer Anne Carson at the Skirball Center at New York University, Summer Stages/The Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston, the O, Miami festival in Miami, the College of St. Elizabeth, Wellesley College, University of Minnesota and Princeton University. In 2012, he was awarded a Bessie for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer and is also a recipient of the 2013 Foundation for Contemporary Art Grants to Artists. He is currently on the faculty at the Tisch School of the Arts and will premiere his next piece, Interface, on March 14 and 15 at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.