ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | CHOREOGRAPHER
I create dance based art which is dynamic, emotionally driven, and elegantly athletic. As a choreographer, I have earned a reputation for making smart work "disguised" as entertainment.
My choreography is a direct expression of my own personal aesthetics and desire to make memorable dance. I find freedom through never being bound within one specific genre. My work is inspired by my own life experiences, sense of humor, heartaches, and obscure daydreams. With each new work I share, I strive to elevate my craft by sparking the spirit of its viewer. I passionately conceptualize and complete projects that resonate with my vision, collaborators, and audiences alike.
I branched out on my own and founded HYPERNOVA in 2014. Over the span of my career I have been commissioned to perform and choreograph for a wide range of stage and commercial productions, festivals, and music videos. Prior to launching HYPERNOVA, I held the position of Choreographer and Dance Director of the Can Can Castaways; the original in-house group at the Can Can Cabaret. I also co-direct The Offshore Project; a longstanding creative partnership with collaborator, Ezra Dickinson. I received my BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in 2004.
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Rainbow grew up in Bellingham Washington. It was there that she discovered her passion for dance and was taken under the wing of legendary flamenco dancer, Teo Morca. Rainbow continued studying and began teaching at Pacific Dance Works under the direction of her mentor, Eleise Kerman. During high school Rainbow studied on scholarship at Western Washington University with Kathy Casey and Sylvain Lafortune (of Montreal Danse). Rainbow also traveled in the summer season to receive training at North Carolina School of The Arts and Dance Aspen. While in college, she had the honor of attending NW Dance Project and performed in works by Ronen Koresh, Davis Robertson, and Moses Pendelton (MOMIX). Soon after graduating she danced in Spectrum Dance Theater under the direction of Donald Byrd. In addition to dance, Rainbow studied martial arts with Grandmaster Uoon Choi and received her Black belt in Taekwondo with USTA Martial Arts. Rainbow also had the honor of traveling to South Korea, the homeland of Taekwondo, where she furthered her studies and competed internationally.