Arts Together is proud to sponsor The Rainbow Dance Company, a multi-age modern dance company.

Now in its 38th year, Rainbow Dance Company was the brainchild of Arts Together founder Lemma Mackie and is the only dance company of its kind in NC. This multi-age company celebrates the many creative voices found in children, teens and adults. Rainbow Dance Company currently comprises members from age 9 to 60+ years old. Dancers are invited to join after showing a passion and commitment for creating, learning and performing. Company members explore complex social issues through dance and are seen as collaborative artists who contribute throughout the choreographic process. We collaborate uniquely: a 10-year-old has the confidence to offer artistic feedback to a 50-year-old and they respect each other as peers. 

In addition to taking two to three technique classes per week, dancers participate in the creation of one or more repertory pieces to be performed at the company's annual concert. Over the years, the company has nurtured the individual talents of many dancers who have moved on to pursue dance professionally, including performing with internationally known choreographers and ensembles.

For more information about the Rainbow Dance Company, contact Company Director Kathryn Auman.

Rainbow Dance Company's 38th Annual Spring Concert (March 2018)

Performances were held at Cary Academy

Friday, March 2 at 7:30 PM & Saturday, March 3 at 2:00 PM


Once again, the Rainbow Dance Company has delighted, provoked, challenged and amazed us! Each piece in the 38th Annual Rainbow Dance Company Spring Concert was dynamic, thought-provoking and distinctive. Under the leadership of Kathryn Auman and choreographers, Glenda Mackie, Michelle Pearson and Jessi Tilden, the audience was delighted, provoked, mesmerized, questioned, humored and challenged. Our three Seniors, Anne Hope Cooper, Emma Little and Carter McKinney were also outstanding! This multi-generational dance company continues to push the boundaries with their thoughtful concepts and technical artistry. BRAVO!!  

Congratulations as well to all of the dancers – including some of our faculty and Board members - for creating such inspiring work. Thank you choreographers, dancers, volunteers and enthusiastic audience members for a memorable weekend!

This performance was such a positive experience – and offered hope in what sometimes seems like a crazy world. 



Debbie & Larry Robbins in honor of Cameron Robbins
Thomas Allen & Shana Becker
Black Box Dance Theater

Bloomsbury Therapy
CMC Hotels
Empire Eats Catering
Forma/David Chapin
W. Grant Johnson in honor of Kathryn Auman
Whitney Cain & Rich Leonard in honor of Louise Gray Leonard and RDC
The Worm Law Firm in honor of Ellie Meynardie
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt (Creedmoor Crossings) in honor of Ellie Meynardie
Anonymous in honor of Kathryn Auman for her dedication and commitment
Andrea & Jay Osborne in honor of Alicia Osborne
Andy & Shirley Hodgin in honor of Alicia Osborne
Betsy Ward-Hutchinson in honor of Emma Little and Ellie Cook
Blue Sky Farms
David & Anne Cooper in honor of Anne Hope Cooper
Dorinda Peacock
Empower Wellness with Erin Tracy in honor of Mari Black
George & Kathy Auman in honor of Kathryn Auman
Ginger Osborne in honor of Alicia Osborne
Jane Stikeleather in honor of Anne Hope Cooper
Laura Conley in honor of Rainbow Dance Company
Lisa & Greg Raschke in honor of Hailey Raschke
Mayhew Family
Mel Black in honor of Mari Black
Rebecca Page & Robert Foyle in honor of Helen Foyle
Reid Wilson & Karen Rindge in honor of Savannah Wilson
Suzanna Fay
Tamara Brooks in honor of Carter McKinney

Special Thanks to our In-Kind Sponsors:

Empire Eats Catering – Sponsor Reception appetizers, desserts and beverages

CMC Hotels – Hotel nights, restaurant gift card, beach bag and treats for
Weekend in Wilmington Raffle

Anna Podris – Donation of Encaustic Painting for Art Raffle

Wilmington Water Tours – Boat cruise for Weekend in Wilmington Raffle

A special thanks to Sheri Erhart, Charlotte Holton, Debbie Robbins, Danielle Stewart and the Arts Together Board, Staff, and Council of Advisors for all of your support!