Corey D. Mitchell

Teacher, Northwest School of The Arts

United States of America

Corey Mitchell has twenty years in the classroom and is into his fifteenth year at Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, NC where he teaches acting and leads a dynamic musical theatre program. His Musical Theatre History final exams have become legendary, and his love for Uta Hagen is unparalleled. Corey does not shy away from material that challenges his students, the audience, or his own skills.Some of the most notable ofthe seventy plus productions include For Colored Girls..., Pippin, Edges, Aida, Rent and Hair. During his career, Corey has garnered recognition as a director, performer, and teacher, including the North Carolina Outstanding Theatre Arts Educator. In 2015, Corey was selected out ofover 7000 nominees as the recipient of the inaugural Excellence inTheatre Education Tony Award presented by the American Theatre Wing and Carnegie Mellon University. Most recently, outof a pool of over 22,000 educators, Mitchell was selected as a top 50 Finalist for 2017 Global Teacher Prize. In addition to his work at Northwest, Corey is involved as a director and actor with the Charlotte area theatre community and is a strong advocate for arts education through his work on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Theatre Conference and The Arts Empowerment Project. Additionally, Mitchell, his colleagues, and his students are the subject of the 2017 feature-length documentary Purple Dreams. The film chronicles the journey of Northwest's production ofThe Color Purple and its journey to the main stage of the International Thespian Festival The documentary was produced by GreyHawk Films and underscores the transformative power ofan effective arts education. With past and present students performing, writing, and composing for community, university, and regional theatre, as well as theme parks, independent and studio films, the West End, national tours, and Broadway, Corey Mitchell is proudest of the love for the stage he instilled inthousands of young artists over the years

08 October, 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm
EXPERT MASTERCLASS
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For the past fifteen years, Corey has supported young artists to follow their dreams, encouraging great talents to develop and achieve their potential. Many of his students are now professional performers, and a few are now even directors, playwrights, and arts managers. Learn from him how to help students understand the infinite possibilities of the arts – through discipline, but also with fun.
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Corey D. Mitchell

United States of America

Teacher, Northwest School of The Arts