Dan Mitra is a New York City based tap dance artist and educator. Since starting tap dance at a young age, he has received multiple awards such as the American Tap Dance Foundation's Tap Future Award, youngARTS silver finalst, and was selected to perform at the Kennedy Center as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts in 2009.
Dan has been in Joseph Webb's Dancing Buddha's, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with Michela Lerman, Omar Edward's 'Passion of Tap,' and in works by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards in 'On Tap' at Summerstage NYC. He has also performed at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala, choreography by Jared Grimes; and as a member of Emmy Award Winning Jason Samuels Smith's group A.C.G.I. In his youth, he was an original member of the American Tap Dance Foundation's TapCity Youth Ensemble.
In terms of education Dan has a B.A. in economics from the City College of New York and is a current student in the Arhnold Graduate Dance Education Program at Hunter College.
Dan currently teaches and has taught at Mark Morris Dance Center, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center, Performers Edge Dance Academy, Washington Rock Dance and many more!