about Rainbow Dance COmpany

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

Now in its 37th season, Rainbow Dance Company was the brainchild of Arts Together founder Lemma Mackie. This multi-age company celebrates the strength of the many creative voices found in children, teens and adults. Dancers are invited to join after showing a passion and commitment for creating, learning and performing. Company members are seen as collaborative artists who contribute throughout the choreographic process.

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.


Be the Change: Rainbow Dance Company's 37th Annual Spring Concert

Once again, the Rainbow Dance Company has delighted, provoked, challenged and amazed us! Each piece in Be The Change: 37th Annual Rainbow Dance COmpany Spring Concert was dynamic, thought-provoking and distinctive. Congratulations to Kathryn Auman, our wonderful Dance Director, and her team of terrific choreographers Glenda Mackie, Megan Mazarick, Michelle Pearson, and Jessi Tilden in her great debut as a RDC choreographer. Senior Choreographers Brinn NcNutt and Claire Willmschen were also quite impressive. 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!

Attendance broke a record this year – we had the highest weekend house count in a decade! Thank you to ArtsNow for the excellent article about Rainbow Dance Company and for helping us spread the word. We also enjoyed the first-ever Opening Night Sponsor Reception and Raffle with tasty treats generously provided by our friends at 18 Seaboard! 

Thank you to all of our individual sponsors who gave gifts in honor/memory of Rainbow Dance Company dancers. Also, a big thank you to our in-kind sponsors: 18 Seaboard – Sponsor Reception desserts and cheeses, CMC Hotels – Hotel, restaurant gift card, beach bag and treats for Weekend in Wilmington Raffle, Keith Norval – Donation of Encaustic Painting for Saturday Raffle, Sysco Foods –Sponsor Reception beverage donation, Wilmington Water Tours – Boat cruise for Weekend in Wilmington Raffle. A special thanks to Debbie Robbins, Sheri Erhart and the Arts Together Board, Staff, and Council of Advisors for all of your support!


2017 RAINBOW DANCE COMPANY SPONSORS

Debbie & Larry Robbins in honor of Cameron Robbins
18 Seaboard
Black Box Dance Theater

CMC Hotels
David Chapin/Forma
in honor of Sarah Chapin and her RDC teachers
Meynardie & Nanney, Attorneys at Law
Anonymous in honor of Kathryn Auman - for sharing your incredible artistry with us; you make us think, you make us cry and you make us smile. You are fierce and we love you. LFS
Barbara Huggins in honor of Jennifer Huggins
Barbara Kelly, Grandmother of Lindy Gupton in honor of Lindy Gupton
Blue Sky Farms
Caitlin Penven-Crew in honor of Glenda Mackie for teaching us to “feel your feet on the floor and look at your dancing friends”
Campbell & Stacey McNutt in honor of Senior Brinn McNutt
Derrell & Vicki Posey in honor of Lee Posey Pike
Dorinda L. Peacock
Dr. Don Lane & Associates
in honor of Emma & Ava Lettie
Empower Wellness with Erin Tracy in honor of Mari Black
George & Kathy Auman in honor of Kathryn Auman
Jay, Andrea & Alicia Osborne in honor of Hailey Raschke
Karen Rindge & Reid Wilson in honor of Savannah Wilson
Lisa Grele Barrie in honor of Glenda Mackie & Carter Crew
Lori Mahl
Lynn & Robbie Gupton in honor of Kate Gupton
Mary Ruffin Hanbury in honor of Richard Cansler
Matthew & Sarah White
Terye Sloane in honor of Natalie & Rachel Sloane
Royce & Debbie Willmschen in honor of Claire Willmschen, for her creativity, grace and commitment to be a compassionate force in a challenging world and Natalie Willmschen, for her energy, passion, and positivity in making this world a better place.
Sarah Chapin in honor of Kathryn Auman, Michelle Pearson, Glenda Mackie and Jennifer Huggins
Stephen & Jane Miller
Tamara Brooks in honor of Carter McKinney
The Mayhew Family
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP


Special Thanks to our In-Kind Sponsors:

18 Seaboard – Sponsor Reception desserts and cheeses

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

Keith Norval – Donation of Encaustic Painting for Saturday Raffle

Sysco Foods –Sponsor Reception beverage donation

Wilmington Water Tours – Boat cruise for Weekend in Wilmington Raffle

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