Lorraine “Rain” Stippec
Artistic Staff

Lorraine “Rain” Stippec earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Webster University (Magna Cum Laude and Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department Honors). She has performed works by Dance St. Louis’ Executive and Artistic Dir., Michael Uthoff, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s Alicia Graf, Antonio Douthit and Kirven Boyd, Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Heather Brown, Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s Maurya Kerr, and ABT’s Choreographer Emeritus Antony Tudor (staged by Ballet Master Kirk Peterson and Trustee Sally Brayley Bliss). Lorraine also performed and choreographed for the Central Region American College Dance Festival on multiple occasions. Her work was also presented at the International Human Rights Conference held in St. Louis, MO.

Theatrically, Lorraine has thrived in St. Louis performing professionally at The Muny as well as for The Fabulous Fox Theatre Tellerettes as a principal chorus member. Lorraine has also choreographed numerous productions for Bravo Theatre Group, Maryland Heights Theatre, and Insight Theatre, Co. Arts For Life has recognized Rain for Best Choreography, Featured Dancer, and awarded her with their inaugural Art Education Scholarship. After graduating, Lorraine toured China performing and choreographing concerts with hip hop group “The Famous Crew”, under the management of Wizdom Truth and Sterling Plus Entertainment Talent Agency. Lorraine can also be seen in CMC Film’s “Le Ballet Quotidien” as Claudius. She has taught collegiate dance classes while working as Webster University’s Department of Dance Assistant and continues to educate dance students throughout Missouri and Illinois.

Classes

Jr. Musical Theater

A performance based class that focuses on incorporating a theatrical approach to combine songs, acting and dance. Dancers will learn a background of multiple musicals, acting, improvisational games and expanding on portraying virtually any character. Dances will explore how dance and theatre intertwine.

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Bright Stars II

A 60 minute combination class teaching Tap and Jazz fundamentals. This class focuses on improving technique, exploring stylistic movement and expanding musicality. Bright Stars I/II accommodates dancers 7-8 years of age. The Bright Stars II curriculum is taught at a faster pace and more in depth.

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Tap Technique

A technique based class focusing on skills performed in Tap dances. Dancers will learn basic steps that are incorporated into Tap routines and the musicality, timing and precision that is required for their performance of the style. 

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Adult Tap

A technique based class that focuses on using sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. This class will expand on a Dancer’s musicality with an emphasis on rhythm and timing. Dancers will learn Tap skills and how to integrate sounds with that of the music. 

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