Singer | Actor | Figure Skater
Bicoastal: NYC / CA
Founder & Executive Director of Redwood Theatre Company & FTA Productions
Carmen Mitchell grew up as a competitive figure skater and ballet dancer. She now works as a professional singer and actor in both New York and California. Her body of artistic work includes many leading roles in musicals, short films, commercials and professional ice skating shows.
Carmen recently appeared as a principal performer on a National Tour of Disney on Ice where she debuted the role of the “Live Host” and was also hired to do voice over work for Feld Entertainment.
Some of her favorite roles include: Louise in Gypsy, Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera, Maria in West Side Story, Fantine in Les Misérables, Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Viola in Illyria, Aida in the musical Aida, and Brooke Windham in Legally Blonde The Musical.
During her competitive ice skating career, Carmen became a US Figure Skating double gold medalist and was the Artistic National champion. She also won several artistic awards including "Most Artistic Freeskate" at Showcase competitions in the Bay Area. She also danced as a soloist with the San Francisco Academy of Ballet and Santa Rosa Dance Theater.
Carmen attended a performing arts high school, then went on to study Performing Arts and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco and Santa Rosa Junior College.
Carmen has a passion for social justice work. After college, she worked as a performance director for artists with special needs and developmental disabilities. She is also the co-director of the FTA Protest Art Series, creating social awareness and community connections through art.
As Carmen pursues a career in performance, she continues to forever remain a student of the arts.