Mitchell Wayne Productions, Owner & Artistic Director
Started performing in San Diego as a dancer. From fusion style dance teams to musical theater rolls that praise Irish folk, polka, swing, ballroom and street jazz, Mitchell performed across Southern California before moving to New York City in 2010. Mitchell Wayne Productions opened in 2015
Mitchell Wayne trained under Luis Van Amstel Of Dancing With The Stars, has appeared on The Today Show with Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee and Good Morning America. He has been featured in The New York Times, The Wallstreet Journal, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. He also has two fitness videos under his belt in collaboration with Crunch Fitness. Giving the self-conscious new comer a chance to play, create or embellish their own persona while getting a great cardio workout has always been his joy and passion. “Come as you are and be as you’d like. No judgements here!”
Mitchell Wayne’s philosophy follows that of aviator pilot, John Hughes. “Passion will make you crazy but is their any other way to live?” Insight, staying humble, a naturally fun-loving personality and a genuine passion for teaching, plus his exploration of different dance genres is intended to keep his classes fresh, fun and challenging.
The New York Times Style section and Harper’s Bazaar have even taken notice. “‘…The most fun you could possibly have…” (Studeman, Kristin T. “For an Hour, Dancing Like Beyonce.” The New York Times 10 Apr. 2014: E9. Print).
Hip Hop, Striptease, Burlesque, Street Jazz and Latin Dance, Choreography & Production.
Established in 2015.
Specializes in dance classes, fitness, choreography and performance. Versatility, diversity and genuine passion all encompass the company standard.
To appreciate the simple things many of us take for granted and perhaps forget notice because we are caught up in our daily routine
Life is mostly how you choose to react to it. Choose wisely.
To approach every commitment with passion, honesty and a sense of serenity.
To empower and inspire my students and peers to be the best version of themselves on a daily basis and to pay it forward to others.
Become comfortable being uncomfortable. It’s a tool that can potentially get you very far.
A Day in My Life:
What do you love most about Your City?
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Something light. Egg whites and multigrain toast/bagel. Restaurant? Thaï: VIV
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Sleeping
10:00 AM – Reading / listening to / watching national and international news.
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal? Prêt À Manger. Moroccan Lentil all the way!
7:00 PM – Commencing a dance class.
11:00 PM – Stretching my legs / Eating dinner…sometimes simultaneously.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Water is my BFF. Nearly ice cold. I’m not sure I could easily quantify but it usually replaces the incredible amount of sweat I leave on the dance floor, on the mirrors and in my attire. If you’ve ever danced with me you see know I’m a sweater!
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Instagram. @MWaynePro! Check them out!
What should everyone try at least once?
Put yourself in a position where you may feel a bit uncomfortable. Perhaps a task or skill at work or in leisure. Challenge yourself to focus and execute that task or skill as best you can. See where it takes you.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
Bookstores and Exhibitions (ie The Jim Henson Exhibition / Alexander McQueen Exhibition)