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Steven V. Mitchell
Steven Mitchell
I have had the pleasure of accompanying some of the best teachers and dancers in the world. A big thank you to all of them, and to all of the people who have loved and appreciated my music over the years.

Music counts!
Steven V. Mitchell

A celebrated figure in dance accompaniment around the world, Steven Mitchell has accompanied and performed with some of the most esteemed dance institutions.  He is currently the ballet rehearsal pianist for the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, and was guest rehearsal accompanist for Dutch National Ballet in 2010 and 2011.

Previous to his work with the opera he devoted five years to educating New York‘s public school children to Musical Theater as music director and pianist for Rosie‘s Broadway Kids.

Steven holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Houghton College, NY, a Master of Music in Piano Performance and a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.

From 1992-1998 he was a staff pianist for Boston Ballet Center for Dance Education; while there he performed as soloist and with Boston Ballet Orchestra.  From 2000-2002 he held the position of Company Pianist for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre; from 2000 - 2004 he held the keyboard chair for the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra.

In New York City he has played at the major ballet schools including:  Ballet Academy East, School of American Ballet, Broadway Dance Center, and Steps on Broadway.

He traveled with Master Teacher David Howard with teachers training seminars in the U.S. (Salt Lake City, Worcester, MA, San Diego, Jackson, MS, Kalamazoo, MI) and Mexico City, Amsterdam, Oslo and Caracas.

He was class pianist for the Columbia Pictures film Center Stage, his music can be heard in the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and will also be heard during the ballet class scenes of the upcoming TV series on the Starz network Flesh and Bone.

Educational Background
Houghton College, Houghton, NY
Bachelor of Music, Applied Piano (May 1987)

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Master of Music, Piano Performance (December 1990)
Master of Music, Piano Pedagogy (May 1991)

Ballet Experience

Metropolitan Opera
Rehearsal Pianist, Dance Department (2012 - Present)
Dutch National Ballet
Rehearsal Pianist, 2010 - 2011

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Company Pianist (2000-2002)
Boston Ballet/Boston Ballet Center for Dance Education
Music Coordinator (1992-1996)
Staff Pianist (1992-1998)
David Howard Teacher Training Workshops/David Howard Foundation, Music Director
Workshops held in:
New York City, New York / Orange County, California / Worcester, Massachusetts / San Diego, California / Salt Lake City, Utah / Jackson, Mississippi / Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma/ Mexico City, Mexico / Monterrey, Mexico / Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Caracas, Venezuela

Available CD & DVD titles by Steven V. Mitchell

Order #
9328 Mermaids & Butterflies Steven Mitchell
Gayle Corkery
9536 Critters & Countries Steven Mitchell Caroline Eaton
9537 Tap with a Twist Steven Mitchell Judy Ann Bassing
9639 Ballet of Today Steven Mitchell David Howard
9641 First Tap for Adults Steven Mitchell Judy Ann Bassing CD & DVD
9744 From the Americas Steven Mitchell David Howard CD & DVD
9745 The Princess in the Tower Steven Mitchell Gayle Corkery CD & DVD
9850 Introduction to Ballet Classics Steven Mitchell Nan Keating
9951 Hits from the Stage & Screen Steven Mitchell David Howard CD & DVD
9952 Classics and More Steven Mitchell David Howard CD & DVD
9953 Dance of the Periwinkle Steven Mitchell Gayle Corkery CD & DVD
9954 Start Tappin' Steven Mitchell Judy Ann Bassing CD & DVD
SM03C Pas de Tot Steven Mitchell Beth Bogush CD
SM06C On Your Mark! Steven Mitchell Patricia Hall Loring CD