choreographer

educator

artist

...Rainey makes us look inside his work and ourselves too.
- Merilyn Jackson  The Philadelphia Inquirer

...If not life as you know it, art as you love it: serious but unpretentious, even fun.

- Merilyn Jackson The Philadelphia Inquirer

The dynasty jumps to a new generation in Meredith Rainey's wonderful new Slight Shifts.
- Elizabeth Zimmer The Philadelphia Inquirer

Here Rainey succeeds in weaving the drama right into the structure of the dance...

- Eileen Fisher Philadelphia Weekly

NEW COMMISSIONS

21/22 Season

BRYN MAWR COLLEGE

Velocity of Stillness (Premiere)

April 23 & 24, 2022

Goodhart Hall

Bryn Mawr, PA

UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

Should It Be Said Quietly (Premiere)

December 2 & 4, 2021

Fringe Live Arts

Philadelphia, PA

SCHOOL OF PHILADELPHIA BALLET

Ver Lux (Premiere)

May 20 & 21, 2022

Prince Music Theater

Philadelphia, PA

DREXEL UNIVERSITY 

Nine Without Narrative (Premiere)

June 2 - 4, 2022

Mandell Theater

Philadelphia, PA

TEACHING SCHEDULE

21/22

FALL 2021

University of the Arts

Drexel University

School of Philadelphia Ballet

WINTER 2021

University of the Arts

Drexel University

School of Philadelphia Ballet

SPRING 2022

University of the Arts

School of Philadelphia Ballet

SUMMER 2022

School of Philadelphia Ballet

Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts (EMIA)

Brandywine Ballet

MOBBallet Symposium

WHAT DANCERS SAY

"I really enjoyed Meredith's style of teaching and encouragement/way of giving corrections. I felt he really saw everyone and that was something I really appreciated

— Jorgie, student

WHAT'S IN MY CAMERA

A LONE ONE

Lately, I have been drawn to the singular thing in my surroundings. Maybe because I have been the lone one in the room, I feel some sort of solidarity with standing in a and holding a space. These three photos are part of a larger series that I am engaged in right now.

1. I swell 2. I float  3. I roll