Taylor Mitchell is a Chicago-based choreographer, performance artist, and dance educator. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Arizona (2014) where he received the Creative Achievement Award for numerous works of choreography presented by the UA Dance Ensemble and also worked with the Department of Theater.
Taylor has performed with Thodos Dance Chicago, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, Cocodaco Dance Project, C5 Create with No Limits, and other national and international projects. His professional choreography credits include DanceWorks Chicago, The Big Muddy Dance Company, Thodos Dance Chicago, Houston METdance, Aerial Dance Chicago, Chicago Repertory Ballet, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, Cocodaco Dance Project, New Dances (Chicago), Symbiosis Arts, Dance in the Parks, Level Dance, Houston Contemporary 2, and The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre.
He has presented work at the Kieler Woche Festival (2017) – one of the largest summer festivals in Northern Germany. He has also served as an Artist in Residence with Washington and Lee University (2019), Southeast Missouri State University (2018, 2021), The University of Louisiana Lafayette (2019), and Keshet Center for the Arts (2018).
He currently serves as Artistic Director/Choreographer/Collaborator of the MitchellMovement Collective, his own project, while fusing his unique voice of contemporary dance with aspects of physical theatre/clowning technique. Currently, Taylor is a Trainee with the New England Feldenkrais® (ATM®) Program and is looking forward to bringing the method further into his educational and creative services. Now in his 6th season with Extensions, Taylor thoroughly enjoys his position as jazz faculty and a rehearsal director with the company. He has endless gratitude for all Lizzie Mackenzie does for the dance community, Lauren Brown, and the uniquely special growth cultivated within the walls of EXD thanks to all involved in the program.