Mitchell was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and to this day still bleeds Cardinals red. In 2014 he relocated to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University, and is about to graduate with degrees in theatre and business management. He began performing at the age of 10 as Winthrop in The Music Man, and has been involved in the arts every since. He’s participated in a marching band (4 years on the drumline), comedic improv and sketch groups, numerous dramatic theatre productions, film projects, voiceover work, the FSU Flying High Circus, and is now bringing his love of performing to the events entertainment industry.
Tell us some fun facts about yourself!
-I LOVE to dance! If the music’s on, you’ll see me moving!
-I’m a clown—figuratively and literally! My time in the FSU Flying High Circus not only allowed me to take the stage as a certified goofball, but it allowed me to put my extensive juggling skills into practice. Whether it’s 3 balls, 4 balls, or even juggling clubs, I sure know how to toss ‘em!
-Ultimate Frisbee is my favorite sport to play, and I participated in my high school’s team four consecutive years. For anyone unfamiliar, it’s similar to playing soccer. But instead of a ball you are throwing a Frisbee and instead of shooting into a goal you are trying to catch the disc in the end zone (much like football). I highly recommend giving it a try!
-I’m a Florida State University Ambassador. This means I work at the university’s visitor center and give campus tours to prospective students and their families. It also means that I can talk your ear off about all things FSU! And if you’re a Gator, I’m sure we can reach a truce.
Who are your favorite musicians/bands/artists?
Narrowing it down is tough, but here it goes…
Oldies: The Beach Boys, The Beatles, ABBA, The Jackson Five, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Rock: Journey, Billy Joel, Queen, Panic! At the Disco
Indie Rock: Imagine Dragons
Hip-Hop/Pop: Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Andy Grammer, Beyoncé
What has been your most memorable DJing experience so far?
It might be cheating, but I actually have two. And they both happen to come from the first two events that I ever attended as a DJ. The first was a wedding in which the bride and groom had selected big, foam glow sticks as the items their guests would use during their send off from the reception. Early in the night, just after the dance floor got going, I spotted them sitting on a table in a giant bin—taunting me! After getting permission to use them early, I brought them over to the dance floor and handed them out to everyone (keeping a couple for myself). For the rest of the night they became part of the dancing and it was amazing!
My other most memorable moment happened during a surprise 60th birthday party in which me, the grandson of the guest-of-honor, and my fellow DJ began self-choreographing boy band dances to songs by NSYNC and Backstreet Boys. It was a ton of fun and really got everyone else in the mood to dance!
What about your unique background makes you a great DJ for any event?
Throughout my life I’ve performed in a multitude of different ways, and DJing is simply adding to that list. My vast performance experience makes me incredibly comfortable on stage and ready to be the driving force of fun at your event. My background has not only taught me how to prepare for a performance to go off without a hitch, but it has also allowed me to master how to overcome the unexpected and go with the flow when needed. As a theatre artist and university ambassador I meet and collaborate with people from incredibly diverse backgrounds, so no matter what kind of crowd will be at your event or what kind of party you want to have, I am confident that I can adjust to your needs and create an amazing evening for you and your guests!
Anything else you’d like to say?
I love that being a DJ allows me to dance around, be a goof, and bring joy to those at any event. It honestly doesn’t feel like I’m working because I have so much fun doing it. So let’s have some fun together!
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