My name is Raianna Christia Brown, and I am a young professional dancer and international choreographer from Atlanta, GA. It has been a long time dream of mine to start of my own dance company, thus bringing about RAIIN Dance Theater. Recently, I have received the support of my college, to provide me with a venue to host my show. With that, I have began to focus on creating work and getting my name and work out to the dance community. I strive to create work that says something, means something, and makes the audience not only think, but feel.

2016 Choreography by Raianna Brown, set at The Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts. My work 4 Hours was initially created to be a dedication to Michael Brown, a young black man who was shot and killed by the police and then his body was left to lay in the streets for 4 hours.As a young black woman, the current state of America and race relations is very close to my heart, and that is portrayed in my this piece. The work draws attention to the issues and provokes people to think reflectively and critically of where they stand. The premise of this piece is looking at the connection between the past and the “post-racial” society we live in. I utilize the imagery of children to create a context of humanity that is often lost in the conversation about race relations. The music for the piece begins with an overlay of  children saying the pledge of allegiance and jazz. As the piece progresses the children’s voices saying pledge of allegiance become more distorted and are soon overtaken by audio from newscasts describing the killing of unarmed citizens by the police. When I was in the second week of setting this quartet, 2 more unarmed black men, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, were killed within days of each other. The piece shifted after these killings. The anxiety that I feel, from the killing of people who look like me permeate throughout the piece.

2016 Forward choreographed by Raianna Brown performed for the VYBEZ Choreographer Showcase in Atlanta, GA. This piece focuses on the issue of mental health within the black community. 

2016 King Kunta choreographed by Raianna Brown premiered at Emory University for the AHANA student choreographer showcase.

2015 Tie My Hands by Raianna Brown. This piece premiered at the first annual "What's Going On: A Social Justice Concert" at The Georgia Institute of Technology. ** I DO NOT OWN THIS MUSIC, IT'S USE IS FOR SOLEY ARTISTIC PURPOSES**

2014 The traditional annual Onyx 14 performance that takes place the Georgia Institute of Technology African American Student Union Onyx Ball choreographed by Raianna Brown with help from Justin Nde and Cedric Trice.

2016 Georgia Tech Taste of Africa 2016. Choreography: Raianna Brown. Dancers: Chelsea Burks, Kyla Langdon, & Raianna Brown

2016 Original Spoken word piece "Her Story" by Rica G. with original choreography by Raianna Brown performed at the Apache Cafe.

2016 Choreography by Raianna Brown. The traditional annual Onyx 14 performance that takes place the Georgia Institute of Technology African American Student Union Onyx Ball.

2015 Rumination Choreographed by: Raianna Brown Dancers: Ben Stevenson, Liljuan Gonzalez, & Raianna Brown.

2015 I Can't Breathe Choreography by Raianna Brown. When the incidences with Mike Brown, and then Eric Garner took place, I knew that I wanted to make a statement. Those two cases among others were the starting and the inspiration for the work you see. The dancers bodies became the vessels for which I would set my work, we found a variety of voices being portrayed. In this dance you will witness a collection of voices being portrayed. In this dance you will witness a collection of voices coming together to speak our truth. Enjoy.

2015 I Can't Breathe Choreography by Raianna Brown. I was invited to reset this work on a cast of dancers in Italy after the company director of Staib Dance, George Staib, saw the dance originally performed in Atlanta. When the incidences with Mike Brown, and then Eric Garner took place, I knew that I wanted to make a statement. Those two cases among others were the starting and the inspiration for the work you see. Enjoy.