Rashaun Mitchell

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Rashaun Mitchell started his dance training at Concord Academy and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2000. Since then, he has worked with many dance artists including: Chantal Yzermans, Donna Uchizono, Pam Tanowitz, Risa Jaroslow, Sara Rudner, Jonah Bokaer, Richard Colton, Deborah Hay, Rebecca Lazier and Silas Riener. He has received numerous awards: a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, a Princess Grace Award: Dance Fellowship (2007), a New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award for sustained achievement in the work of Merce Cunningham 2004-2012 (2011), a Bessie for “Outstanding Emerging Choreographer” (2012) and a Foundation for Contemporary Art "Grant to Artists" (2013). He is a Cunningham Fellow and licensed stager of the repertory. His choreography has been presented in NYC by Danspace Project, Baryshnikov Arts Center, La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, Mount Tremper Arts, Skirball Center at NYU, Museum of Arts and Design and at numerous venues and universities throughout the East Coast. With Silas Riener, he was listed in Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" for 2013. He is currently on faculty at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of LMCC's inaugural Extended Life Dance Development Program.