Ballet & Pilates

Tracy Mitchell

ARAD, RAD RTS, Adv. ISTD (National and Modern), Dip. Dance, Theatre Arts, Ryerson University

Tracy joined the GLS ballet department in 2018 and is excited to be returning for another season. Originally from London, Ontario, she has taught professionally for over twenty years. Tracy is a graduate of the Ryerson University Theatre Dance program in Toronto, where she studied under the direction of National Ballet of Canada prima ballerina Nadia Potts. She is a fully registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and teaches all levels of the RAD syllabus, and has also served as a ballet and movement coach for several professional theatre productions. Tracy appeared in several dance productions in Toronto before moving to Stuttgart, Germany to perform with the Pforzheimer Ballet under balletmaster Anthony Sterago. Her performance credits include roles in Coppelia, Cinderella, Die Fledermaus, Kiss Me, Kate, and Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as an original ballet/modern dance adaptation of the rock musical Pink Floyd – The Wall with the Pforzheimer Ballet.

Tracy is a certified instructor of Pilates and yoga, both of which she incorporates into her ballet instruction to emphasize the fundamentals of proper body alignment, injury prevention, and core strength. As well, she holds credentials in ISTD Modern and Acro, and was one of the first instructors in Canada to be certified in the acclaimed Melody Movement preschool ballet program from England. Tracy holds her Standard First Aid with CPR-C certificate.