Mitchell originally from Sudbury, Ontario attended Happiness is Dancing, a very well established dance studio in his hometown. Within two years of his competitive career Jackson won numerous awards including; Mr. DEA, Mr. Candance, and overall highest top score for Star Power Dance Competition, American Dance Awards and Dance Educators of America. As a graduate from Sudbury Secondary School where he trained in jazz, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary and musical theatre, Mitchell developed a strong knowledge about the dance industry and decided to take his passion for the art form to the next level by moving to Toronto, Ontario where more opportunity would be available for this talented young man. Mitchell has impacted the Toronto dance community in a very short period of time. He continually trains with some of the most sought after teachers and choreographers as well as many major dance companies in the greater Toronto area.
Jackson has trained for months at a time in Los Angeles and New York City with some of America’s top choreographers. As a performer his credits include, So You Think You Can Dance Canada Top 30 Male, CTV, Much Music’s Best Dance Crew, MTV News, Rogers TV, Breakfast Television, and back-up dancer for Amanda Cantora. His most recent credits include working with Shawn Desman appearing in his new music video “Night Like This/Electrik” choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance Canada judge Luther Brown. His film and television credits don’t stop there, Jackson just finished filming a pilot for a new MTV show entitled “The Penthouse” which is set to air in the new year.
Mitchell teaches choreographs and adjudicates for dance studios and competitions across North America and also had the opportunity to teach at one of the largest dance centers in the world, Millennium Dance Complex. Millennium which is located in Los Angeles is home to Choreographers such as Mia Michaels and Brian Friedman as well as celebrities such as Janet Jackson and Britney spears. Currently Mitch has been casted as Tim in “With Somebody Who Loves Me” (Manzo Production’s) which is showing at Toronto Fringe Festival and the Tarragon Theatre. On stage credits also include: Toronto’s Bazaar 90’s Edition Showcase, Bazaar Stevie Wonder Edition and numerous Toronto’s Original Choreographers Ball working with an all-star cast of Canada’s top dancers. Recently he choreographed and performed in the Miss Universe Canada Charity Event.
Mitchell believes it is never too late to start dancing; he strives to be a role model and inspiration for students all over the world.