Arthur Mitchell Obituary - Death Notice and Service Information

Arthur Mitchell

Mar 27, 1934 – Sep 19, 2018 (Age 84)


March 27, 1934
September 19, 2018


Arthur Mitchell, the trailblazing African-American ballet dancer who helped create the Dance Theatre of Harlem, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in New York City, according to multiple news sources. He was 84. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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Class is once again in session. The teacher has joined his students: A command performance before the God of All Creation and His Court.

Rest in peace Mr. Mitchell. On behalf of the Barnes family I give my condolences to your family. Thank you for the opportunity you gave to my brothers Fabian and Donnie. May your legacy continue to thrive. THANK YOU!

Leaps UPTOWN...for Mr. Arthur Mitchell
by A. Leo Taylor

Put on brown pointe shoes Little Harlem Girl
And I will teach you to assemble, bourre' and twirl
The world will try to beat you down and try to make you think
That brown pointe shoes dance beside shoe that are pink
I will teach youto soar high as a Firebird
If at center floor, you hang on my every word
Tomorrow we will meet Madiba and you will lift up high
Aswingingleg with pointed...

His presence and what hes built has changed the corse of my life and has inspired me to dance my way through life adjusting to the different lifes choreography thank you Mr Mitchell for everything that you have tought me and shown me you will never be forgotten love ❤ you 4life Jonathan Kolaj Berry

My sincere condolences to Arthur Mitchell's family and friends.

Such an inspiration. Thank you.

Thank you Arthur Mitchell. Rest In Peace.

May God give family friends and all those touched by Arthur Mitchell's love of dance the strength needed during this time
May he call back to mind the memories that leave a smile on your heart
My prayers are with you

Our deepest condolences to one of the worlds greatest African American dancers and his family, friends and fans. May God be your strength in this time of great sorrow.