Dana Rainey

Founder/Artistic Director of Life Movement School

Hi Everyone,


Thank you for visiting my website.

I give God all praise, glory, and honor for the experiences and lessons He's taught me. This bio only displays the journey God and I have been on together to bring me to the place where I am today and that is true submission, servanthood and obedience to Christ. My greatest accomplishment is the Holy Spirit being at home within me to produce God's purpose through me.  Honestly, I consider all these events listed below rubbish compared to where I am in Christ now. Today I am a souled out, committed vessel to be used by God for His glory. I expect miracles, signs, and wonders to follow all that He calls me to do. My love for God and people motivate me to be in prayer, teach and preach. I don't do this for recognition because God already recognizes me. His recognition is greater than yours and mine. I am alive today to be a soldier in God's army and to do God's will. He brings me to uncomfortable, fun, challenging, rewarding places. Wherever I go, God's grace (Christ within me), fulfills His purpose. I hope you will read this and think about your journey, where you've been and where God is taking you.



B.A. Dance Hollins University 

M.A.M (concentration in Liturgical Dance) Drew University's Theological School


Dance Training  

Anneliese Von Oettingen School of Ballet (Cincinnati Ohio)

School for the Creative and Performing Arts (Cincinnati Ohio)

North Carolina School for the Arts (Winston Salem NC)

American Dance Festival (Durham NC)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Center (New York NY)

University of North London (London England)

Urban Bush Women Dance Institute (Tallahassee FL)

Kent State University (Burton Oh)

London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) (London England)


Dance Ministry Collaborations

Arise and Shine Dance Ministry (Tokyo Japan)

Praise Academy of Dance Barbados (Barbados)

Dance & Arts Dimensions  Academy (St. Maarten)

AME Music and Creative Arts Ministry (Bermuda),

Act 2 Dance Company (Copenhagen Denmark)

London Church of Christ Dance Ministry (London England)

God’s Blue Print For Life Ministry/David Bratton (New York NY)

Dance Ministry Institute (New Rochelle NY)

Dance Ministry, Teaching, Choreography

Reach Music Ministry (Japan & NY)

AME Music and Creative Arts Ministry (Bermuda)

Dancing Preachers International (Atlanta GA)

World Changers Church (New York NY)

Arts In Christian Theater (Queens NY)

Dance Ministry Institute (DMI) (New Rochelle NY)

Exousia Dance Ministry (New York NY)

Cathedral Bible Institute (Queens NY)

Praise Dance Academy (Barbados)

Dance and Arts Dimensions (St. Maarten)

Break Free Performing Arts Ministry (Bethlehem NY)

Drew University's Theological School (Madison NJ)

National Liturgical Dance Network (New York NY

Morning Glory Christian Dance Academy (New Haven CT)

God's Blueprint for Life Ministries (Queens NY)

New Season Dance Ministry (Harlem NY)

Ruth Williams Dance School (Harlem NY)


Dance Teaching for Institutions/Private Schools

Alvin Ailey American Dance School (Ailey School) (Junior Div. Dept)

New York City public and private schools

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Apollo Theater (Education Department)

Hollins University


Performance Experience

Washington Shakespeare Company

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Memoria production), Cincinnati Opera

Cincinnati Ballet

Negro Ensemble Theater Company

Dana performed on off-broadway, national and international theaters throughout Europe and the U.S and was the original cast member of the musicals Harlem Song and Fela.


Currently, Dana teaches workshop and classes in Liturgical, Praise, Worship, African, Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Prophetic and Flags.

She serves as a dance ministry leader, professor, consultant, author and educator.


Dana Rainey gives praise to God from whom all blessings flow. 


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