Raina Mitchell is a gymnast turned dancer from Atlanta, GA, who began her training at Valdosta State University in 2008. Upon the receipt of her BFA in 2012, she was awarded the Outstanding Service in Dance Award with her numerous attributions to the growth of the BFA Program. Raina has performed under the direction of T. Lang of T. Lang Dance, Leonie McDonagh, and the legendary Dianne McIntyre. Her two passions in life are dance and animal science. Lifelong goals include performing in the field of circus arts and working at wildlife reserves across the world.