Rashaun Mitchell is a Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of the NY Dance and Performance Award (Bessies) for "Outstanding Emerging Choreographer.” He received a Princess Grace Award: Dance Fellowship, a Foundation for Contemporary Art "Grant to Artist," and a New York Dance and Performance ("Bessie") Award for "Sustained Achievement in the Work of Merce Cunningham 2004-2012." Mitchell is a Cunningham Trustee and licensed stager of the repertory. His work with ongoing collaborator, Silas Riener, involves the building of collaborative worlds through improvisational techniques, digital technologies, and material construction. Since 2010 Riener and Mitchell have created over 25 multidisciplinary dance works including site-responsive installations, gallery performances, dances for film, and concert dances in venues such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Barbican Centre, and The Walker Arts Center. Mitchell teaches master classes and stages work throughout the country. He has served on the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College and NYU Tisch School of the Arts.