Ava Bernstine-Mitchell, has been one of the most sought-after dancers in the industry for over two decades. Discovered by Debbie Allen at the ripe age of 16, Ava became the youngest dance instructor at her dance academy and began assisting Debbie Allen in choreography and productions. In addition to being a film, television and stage choreographer, Ava continues to be a go-to dancer for some of the world’s biggest super stars. Most recently she just wrapped as associate choreographer for Apple’s first Musical film production “Spirited” starring Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds and Octavia Spencer.
Ava has toured the world with Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears and performed with Beyonce, Usher, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey and Nikki Minaj and more. Her TV credits include Crazy Ex Girlfriend, That’s So Raven, The Talk and so many more. For the past five years Ava has been the resident Assistant Choreographer on The Late Late Show with James Corden along side Emmy nominated choreographer Chloe Arnold. As a team, they have choreographed for CBS’s The Talk, HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show, John Legend’s Christmas Special, Apple’s Hello Jack and Kacey Musgrave’s Christmas Special. In 2019 Ava was also chart topper, Khalid’s, head choreographer.
Ava studied communications and broadcast journalism at Cal State University Northridge. She is an integral part of Dancers Alliance and stands on the Dancer’s Committee at SAG-AFTRA participating in contract negotiations and decision making for the betterment of the community. Ava’s passion, integrity, commitment and enthusiasm are only comparable to her talent and skill.
Ava's favorite quote: "Why Walk, When You Can Dance?”