Adrian Blake Mitchell
Born in Texas and raised in Los Angeles, Adrian Blake Mitchell began training at age 12 and attended schools such as the Westside School of Ballet in Los Angeles. He received scholarships from several prestigious ballet schools and summer programs including NYC’s School of American Ballet Summer Program, Bolshoi Ballet Academy & Miami City Ballet.
His main training came from the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Academy, the Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program (under Edward Ellison) and the Vaganova Ballet Academy aka The Acadamy of Russian Ballet in St Petersburg. Adrian graduated in 2015 and joined The Mikhailovsky Theatre ballet company where he performed as a soloist. His roles with the company include the Fairy Carabosse in “The Sleeping Beauty” which was considered “one of the most striking debuts of [that] season”; Espada in “Don Quixote”, a friend of Birbanto in “Le Corsaire”, a Foreign Prince in “Cinderella”, Tybalt in “Romeo and Juliet”, the High Brahman in “La Bayadere”, and a Centurion in “Spartacus”; he has also performed in the Nacho Duato ballets “Multiplicity”, “Forms of Silence” and “Emptiness”, “White Darkness”, and “Duende”. Adrian was promoted to First Artist in 2021.
Adrian has initiated a scholarship fund under his name with Dance in Color, a nonprofit that works to ensure dancers of color receive support for their education, and is involved with his alma mater Westside Ballet’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
45 Degrees Of MeAdrian Blake Mitchell“45 degrees of me”Get to know Adrian through this interview as he answers 45 fast fire questions covering lots of topics from life to ballet!Other Classes
Ballet ClassAndrea Laššáková & Adrian Blake Mitchell58 MinutesAdvanced LevelIn this film, Adrian teaches Andrea his own specially designed ballet class covering Barre, Centre and Allegro. Originally from Slovakia and the USA respectively, Andrea and Adrian became...