Mitchell Woodcock has established himself as one of Australia’s most sought-after Choreographers and Creative Directors with a reputation for creating unique, memorable moments on time and budget, with true professionalism.
The dance, music, event and entertainment world has been sitting up and taking notice of the creative work of this prodigy more and more in recent years. In 2017, during his time as Dance Captain for Internationally acclaimed musical Kinky Boots he has Directed and Choreographed popular Indie band Client Liaison’s performance at Splendour In The Grass featuring Tina Arena (and is continuing to work with the band on their current ‘A Foreign Affair World Tour’ for the USA and UK.) Furthermore, he recently wowed the fashion world when he collaborated with event company Kat&Co, choreographing the Prix De Marie Claire Fashion Awards highlighting thirty-six of the country’s top designers in a slick, world-class runway exhibition.
Mitchell has worked alongside Directors Ignatius Jones and Craig Illot as Resident Choreographer for the debut season of PACHA at The ivy, Sydney, to great acclaim. His choreography was also seen at the world premiere of the film Les Miserables. During this time he also graced our screens on So You Think You Can Dance Australia as the youngest ever choreographer in the history of the show.
In 2016 Mitchell travelled to Indonesia to work on the 27th anniversary live broadcast for top rating TV network RCTI. He not only choreographed for over fifteen of the country’s biggest pop stars but also directed and choreographed a live musical with actors from the number one rated TV drama. His creativity and ability to work with people in all areas of production ensured he delivered a highly successful event.
Mitchell has previously teamed up with pop stars Deborah Cox, The Veronicas, Betty Who, Steve Grand and Conchita as Creative Director and Choreographer for their live shows. For these Artists, Mitchell orchestrated everything from casting and scheduling to choreography and styling.
A favourite with corporate clients, Mitchell has choreographed and coordinated entertainment for PlayStations 20th anniversary party at Cockatoo Island and also for the launch of ‘The Revy’, a prestigious development on Darling Island.
In 2014 Mitchell was invited to work alongside Naomi Campbell on The Face as movement coach to the models/contestants.
Mitchell’s performing career has also been in full swing throughout his creative journey. Mitchell was cast in the role of A-rab at the age of 17 in the Australian touring production of West Side Story. He then toured with the Australian cast in the Broadway musical Wicked in 2011/2012 and quickly joined the International Tour of West Side Story in the role of Dance Supervisor. He performed to audiences all across Europe and resided at the famous Saddlers Wells Theatre in London. Since then Mitch has performed in Guys and Dolls and worked as the assistant dance captain/swing in the historic show Dirty Dancing before landing his role in Kinky Boots.
Mitchell’s screen credits include ABC’s Dance Academy, Channel 7’s The X Factor, Young Talent Time, The Voice, So You Think You Can Dance Australia, The Disney Channel and Australia’s Next Top Model. On the big screen, he was thrilled to be cast by Baz Lurhmann as a featured dancer in his film The Great Gatsby.
On stage, Mitchell has had the privilege of performing with recording artists Kelly Rowland, Ricky Martin, Kylie Minogue, Will.i.am, Joel Madden, Delta Goodrem, Geri Halliwell, Olivia Newton-John, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Sneaky Sound System.