ABOUT SHANI MITCHELL
FIDTA, Examiner, Lecturer, Adjudicator
Fellow Examiner I.D.T.A, Professional Choreographer. Shani Mitchell’s work as an international choreographer has grown naturally from her extensive performance career both in Britain and throughout the world.
A Fellow and Examiner of the International Dance Teachers’ Association and Chariman of the Modern Jazz Technical Faculty, she is firmly grounded in classical technique, but the fire and passion of her choreography owes much to her time in Spain.
A principal dancer and soloist on Spanish Television’s Entre Amigos, she worked with Shirley Bassey, Latoya Jackson, Donna Summer and Sacha Distel, to name but a few. Recognising her unique ability to marry British discipline with Latin flair, she first moved into choreography with shows such as January River at the Theatre Calderon Madrid and an extravaganza at the Spanish Lido.
Fluent in languages, her thirst for travel led her to join the Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line as Principal Dancer and Rehearsal Director, working throughout Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, Russia and the United States, returning to England to teach at Phil Winston’s Theatreworks’ and extend her choreographic repertoire.
Shani travels extensively to represent her chorographic and technical expertise conducting Master Classes, lectures and examinations in Portugal, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, France and Spain