Mitch took his first dance steps at the age of 8 having trained in jazz, tap, hip hop, drama and singing at Keane Kids Studios. However, it was in 2005 Mitch discovered Latin dancing and immediately fell in love with not only the dance but the culture.
In 2008 Mitch won the very first Australian Bachata Championship and from this point decided to pursue a career in dance. In 2009 Mitch met his dance partner Ellicia McDonald and shortly after took the Australian and World Latin dance scene by storm.
Mitch along with his partner Ellicia McDonald are the pioneers of Bachata Sensual and Bachatango in Australia and are responsible for putting Australian Bachata on the World radar. They have dazzled Latin Congresses and Commercial Events in over 35 countries as instructors, performers, competitors and choreographers.
They have achieved impressive credentials in their time as a partnership including:
2013 World Bachata Champions
2014 World Bachata Masters (4th Place )
2012 New Zealand Latin Dancesport Champions.
2013 World Dance Sport Games WDSF ( 5th Place )
2x Australian Salsa Champions (2012/13)
Multiple Australian Bachata Champions
His impressive resume includes being the organiser of the Bailando Sensual Festival as well as working for well-known companies such as Di Heaton Dancers, Princess Cruise Lines, WB Productions, G’day Hollywood Productions, Dance Dance Dance, Sydney Dance Company, Opera Australia, Rapid Loss, and Boombox.
Mitch is known for his charisma, incredible showmanship, lifts and tricks, technique, and passion for teaching his students.