John "Baton" Mitchell

Mr. Mitchell is a nationally accomplished twirler with World Open & Collegiate Championship titles, and hold the prestige of being the first African American & male feature twirler for Pennsylvania State University’s Marching Blue Band.

He teaches and entertains millions with his energetic and athletic twirling style.  Making appearances on America’s Got Talent, Soul Plane, I’ve Got A Secret, Dance 360, Showtime At the Apollo, and the Clipper and LA Lakers’ Halftimes, John is also an International NBTA Judge and Coach to nationally ranked twirling champions and Miss Majorette title winners.


• Masters of Education: Counselor Education, Pennsylvania State University

• Bachelors of Arts: Administration of Justice, Pennsylvania State University


Twirling to Fight Cancer's mission is bringing twirlers across the world together to entertain, educate, and enhance awareness by raising money to help find the cure for breast cancer and celebrate the Survivors.


• Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.