Raine Symons

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Raine has been dancing professionally for the last 20 years. Her background encompasses Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, Hiphop, Breakdance, Cheer Dance, Philippine Folk Dance, DanceSport , and different genres of Street Latin. A familiar face in the New Zealand Street Latin scene, Raine has been a constant driver for passing the love and passion for dance on to the next generation. Highlights of her professional dance career includes 8 seasons of Shall We Dance ( Philippine Version of Dancing with the stars), ensemble cast for Miss Saigon, and choreographer for musicals DiscoInferno and Alice in Wonderland junior. Raine is currently Artistic Director for Raine’s Suavesitas and Pamanlahi which is based in Palmerston North.