Singer | Actor | Dancer | Figure Skater
Bicoastal: NYC / CA
Carmen Mitchell grew up as a competitive figure skater and ballet dancer. She now works as a professional singer and actor in both New York and California. Her body of artistic work includes many leading roles in musicals, short films, commercials and professional ice skating shows.
Carmen recently appeared as a principal performer on a National Tour of Disney on Ice where she debuted the role of the “Live Host” and was also hired to do voice over work for Feld Entertainment.
Some of her favorite roles include: Louise in Gypsy, Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera, Maria in West Side Story, Fantine in Les Misérables, Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Viola in Illyria, Aida in the musical Aida, and Brooke Windham in Legally Blonde The Musical.
During her competitive ice skating career, Carmen became a US Figure Skating double gold medalist and was the Artistic National champion. She also won several artistic awards including "Most Artistic Freeskate" at Showcase competitions in the Bay Area. She also danced as a soloist with the San Francisco Academy of Ballet and Santa Rosa Dance Theater.
Carmen attended a performing arts high school, then went on to study Performing Arts and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco and Santa Rosa Junior College. Carmen has also attended many workshops, masterclasses, and acting intensive programs including: Meisner Technique and Film Acting at the City Academy in London, Advanced Acting at the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) Studio, Advanced Stage and Film Acting at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, and an Advanced Shakespeare Workshop with the Shakespeare and Company (lead by Dennis Krausnick).
Carmen has a passion for social justice work. After college, she worked as a performance director for artists with special needs and developmental disabilities.
Carmen is the founder of the non-profit Redwood Theatre Company bringing original projects and social justice pieces to the community. RTC is a "Full Inclusion" program welcoming artists with Developmental Disabilities and other Special Needs.
Carmen is also the co-founder of the media productions company FTA Productions (For The Art). Working alongside artists and bold brands to create cutting edge media content. She is the director of the FTA Social Justice Art Series, creating social awareness and community connections through art.
As Carmen pursues her professional performance career, she forever remains a student of the arts.
PROJECTS & COMPANIES
• Founder of Redwood Theatre Company
• Co-Founder of Redwood Ice Theatre Company
• Co-Founder of FTA Productions
• Director of the FTA Protest Art Series
• Co-Host of the Show Biz Podcast
• Creator of the "Character Cover" Music Videos Series
BALLET & ICE SKATING:
• Disney On Ice
• Great America Theme Park Ice Show
• Snoopy's Home Ice
• Redwood Ice Theatre Company
• San Francisco Academy of Ballet
• Santa Rosa Dance Theatre
• City Academy in London
• Berkeley Rep. Theatre
• ACT (American Conservatory Theater)
• Shakespeare & Company
• University of San Francisco
• Santa Rosa Junior College
• Santa Rosa High School: Art Quest Dance
• Director of the FTA (For The Art) Social Justice Art Series. Creating social awareness and community connection through art.
• Founder of the Redwood Theatre Company Full Inclusion program featuring artists with all abilities.
• Worked as a lead Instructor for Alchemia Performing Arts Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities.
• Director of the Character Shout-out projects. Spreading magic and joy to young children that need a little extra boost of love and excitement.
• Worked with the Hope, Love and Magic Princess company visiting schools, children's hospitals, and performing at events around the community.
• Worked as a Ballet Teacher and Social Media manager for Santa Rosa Dance Theater.
• Worked as a Head Lifeguard and Swim Instructor with the Ridgway Swim Center for the Santa Rosa Parks & Rec.
Official Website: carmenmariamitchell.com
Music Website: carmenmitchellmusic.com