TAYLOR MITCHELL, from Baton Rouge, LA, is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona where he received his BFA in Dance along with the “Creative Achievement Award” for choreographic works set on The U of A School of Dance Ensemble and the musical theater department. Taylor is developing his unique artistry fusing a variety of movement vocabularies, focusing on the blend of jazz, modern, and contemporary styles and drawing inspiration from his life, surroundings, and world renown choreographers including Debbie Allen, Larry Keigwin, Pattie Obey, and Ann Reinkng. He has been fortunate to dance and have his work performed internationally in Germany and Italy as well as spend time travelling in Europe under the mentorship of U of A faculty member Sam Watson. One day, Taylor aspires to be an international freelance choreographer with an MFA in Dance. Right now, Taylor is excited to join the Chicago dance community as a company member of Thodos Dance Chicago.