A celebrated figure in dance accompaniment in New York City, Steven Mitchell has accompanied and performed for some of the most recognized dance organizations. He is most recently a rehearsal pianist for the Metropolitan Opera, was a rehearsal and class pianist for American Ballet Theater, and has been a guest pianist for Dutch National Ballet, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, several seasons.
Steven holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Houghton College, NY, a Master of Music in Piano Performance and a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
From 1992-1998 he was a Staff Pianist for Boston Ballet Center for Dance Education; while there he performed as soloist and with the ballet orchestra for the Boston Ballet Company. From 2000-2002 he held the position of Company Pianist for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and from 2000 - 2004 he held the keyboard chair for the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra.
He was class pianist for the Columbia Pictures film Center Stage, and his music can be heard in the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In New York, he can be found playing Piano I in the pit of the Broadway show, Mary Poppins. His varied musical tastes, ranging from the great classics, to popular songs, to musical theater, to television theme songs, all merge together in this unique style of ballet accompanying.