Lorraine “Rain” Stippec
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.