Mitchel Federan is an accomplished teacher, choreographer, dancer, actor and singer. He has studied in a multitude of different genres including Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Modern, Contemporary, Ballet and Acrobatics. Though he started competing in dance at age five, he quickly put his competition life on hold to begin a professional career in the Radio City Rockette Show in Mexico City at the young age of seven.
Following this experience, Mitchel went on to be in the National Tour of Annie Get Your Gun (Starring Marilu Henner and Rex Smith), The Music Man on Broadway (Starring Rebecca Luker and Robert Sean Leonard) and The Boy From Oz on Broadway, which he starred in opposite Hugh Jackman. During this time, Mitchel also racked in various television credits like a role on ABC's All My Children where he played Petey Courtland, an appearance on 8 Simple Rules, both The Macy's Day Parade and Good Morning America for The Boy From Oz and a starring role in two pilots for ABC's Just A Phase. Mitchel was nominated for two "Outstanding Featured Actor In A Musical" awards and won a Theatre World Award for "Best Broadway Debut" in 2004. Mitchel achieved every one of these credits before his thirteenth birthday.
After living in NYC for two years, Mitchel returned to his hometown in Ohio and continued his dance training. It was at this time that he was introduced to teaching and choreographing. He fell in love with it and was soon winning many choreography awards for his work along with high scores at competitions both regionally and nationally. He won the Choreographer's Shootout at the Shootout Dance Experience and was hired to teach Contemporary & Jazz for this convention in 2009-2010.
In 2009, Mitchel created his own dance company, Versatile Dance Company, to give dancers a new level of education and training in Ohio. This dance company is non-profit, and through Mitchel's choreography in all different styles, puts on shows to benefit local charities. VDC has raised over $65,000 in the past five years, all under the artistic direction of Mr. Federan - VersatileDance.org.
Mitchel then went on to move to Los Angeles, CA where he could continue training and working as a dancer and choreographer. He casted and choreographed a music video with the band Pixikill, for their single "Chameleon" and also worked for the dance convention NRG Dance Project in 2010. The following year, Mitchel was hired to work full-time at The Grier School in Tyrone, PA where he taught dance to hundreds of international students five days a week. Most recently, Mitchel moved back to Los Angeles, where he focuses his time on training and teaching.
Currently, you can catch Mitchel teaching Contemporary at Hollywood Connection Dance Convention - HCdance.com. He's recently been seen dancing on an episode of ABC's The Middle, as well as the feature film Valley Girl, choreographed by Mandy Moore.