Joining the creative team for the 2017 season is alumna Kelly Mitchell. She is honored to be back at her home, the Phantom Regiment. Mitchell has been involved in the performing arts her entire life and performed with the Phantom Regiment Color Guard from 2007-2011. She also performed with the acclaimed Onyx Color Guard from 2011-2014, earning two WGI Independent World Gold Medals.
Following her success as a performer Mitchell turned her focus to dance choreography. She has choreographed for BOA Finalist groups including Harrison High School, William Mason High School, and the reining BOA Grand National Champions Broken Arrow High School.
In 2015 Mitchell graduated from Columbia College Chicago with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance. Sharing her passion for dance, pageantry, and the performing arts, Mitchell currently travels the country as a dance consultant and choreographer.