Tina Mitchell | Head of Physical Theatre and Movement
Tina is a New York based international theatre artist from Australia and works as an actor, director, theatre maker, teaching artist and University Professor. Tina has trained extensively with The SITI Company, is a SITI Company Associate and works her way across the United States, Australia and Colombia each year.
As an independent theatre artist, Tina specializes in making work that fuses text, movement and music and has performed in some of the leading Arts festivals in the world. She is co-Artistic Director of Australian Company Chopt Logic Productions and her project Miss Julia, a bi-lingual adaptation of Strindberg’s classic play, premiered at the Iberoamericano Festival de Teatro de Bogotá and has been performed in Festivals across Colombia, Italy, the United States and Spain. She created the title role of Mata Hari, in the interdisciplinary opera of the same name, which premiered in the 2017 Prototype Festival in NYC and had a subsequent season for Westedge Opera in San Francisco. Her work has been performed in Festivals and theatres worldwide including La Mama NYC, the Napoli International Arts Festival, the Iberoamericano Festival de Cádiz in Spain, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Manizales International Arts Festival, The Singapore Fringe and the Australian Festival for Young People to name a few. She has worked for companies including Spain’s La Fura dels Baus, the English National Opera, SITI Company, the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Collegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall and The Brooklyn Philharmonic. Tina played Lady Macbeth for Southwest Shakespeare, was a cast member of Punchdrunk’s Obie Award Winning Sleep No More and appeared in The Event of a Thread with SITI Company at The Park Avenue Armory. Tina has worked with The Metropolitan Opera on Wozzeck and Lulu, both directed by William Kentridge.
Tina is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Long Island University and was an Adjunct Lecturer at Barnard College for Columbia School of the Arts. Previous teaching positions include Associate Professor at The Boston Conservatory and Guest Lecturer at Brown University. Tina is part of the movement faculty at Maggie Flanigan Studios and is a Visiting Professor at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá. Tina is a recipient of the Helpmann Academy emerging Director and Mentorship Awards, recipient of a State Theatre Company of South Australia Assistant Director Fellowship and 2015 Leimay Fellowship.