Rainbow creates dance based art which is dynamic, emotionally driven, and elegantly athletic. As a choreographer, she has earned a reputation for making smart work "disguised" as entertainment.
Rainbow's choreography is a direct expression of her own personal aesthetics and desire to make memorable dance. She sources inspiration from her own life experiences, sense of humor, heartaches, and obscure daydreams. Rainbow strives to elevate her craft by sparking the spirit of its viewer. She passionately conceptualizes and completes projects that resonate with her vision, collaborators, and audiences alike.
Rainbow launched her professional career as the choreographer and dance director for the Can Can's in-house group, Can Can Castaways. She led and performed with the Castaways for nearly a decade before branching out on her own and founding HYPERNOVA in 2014. Over the span of her career she has been commissioned to perform and choreograph for a wide range of stage and commercial productions, festivals, and music videos. Rainbow also co-directs The Offshore Project; a longstanding creative partnership with collaborator, Ezra Dickinson. Rainbow received her BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in 2004.
My early childhood years were spent in Colorado, Arizona, and California. My passion for dance was sparked at the early age of three years old while training in classical East Indian dance with Asha Gopal. Some of those early years were spent living out of a van with my mom and dad, Darlene and Dale T. Fletcher. My dad was an artist and during that time my mom and I went wherever his next commissioned mural was happening. My dad passed away when I was eight years old. Shortly after his passing, my mom and I made a fresh start for ourselves and moved to the beautiful PNW area. We settled in Bellingham Washington, where I was raised for the bulk of my formative youth. My interest in movement forms quickly expanded and I began taking classes in ballet, tap, jazz, flamenco, modern, acrobats, gymnastics, and taekwondo.
I was taken under the wing of legendary flamenco dancers Teo and Isabel Morca. I studied flamenco, ballet, tap, and jazz while training at the Morca Academy of Dance. Through their years of dedicated guidance, I flourished as a dancer and knew it was my path in life. During high school, I began teaching at Pacific Dance Works and worked closely with my beloved mentor, Eleise Kerman. I also had the honor of studying on scholarship at Western Washington University with Kathy Casey and Sylvain Lafortune (of Montreal Danse). In the summertime, I attended programs at North Carolina School of The Arts, and Dance Aspen in Aspen, CO.
I moved to Seattle in 2001 and majored in Dance at Cornish College of The Arts. In the summers, I attended NW Dance Project and performed in works by Ronen Koresh, Davis Robertson, and Moses Pendelton (MOMIX). Soon after graduating I danced for Spectrum Dance Theater under the direction of Donald Byrd. In addition to dance, I studied martial arts under Grandmaster Uoon Choi and received my Black belt in Taekwondo with USTA Martial Arts. I traveled to South Korea, the homeland of Taekwondo, where I furthered my training and experienced competing internationally.
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