Company biographies

The Board of Directors of Lorraine Chapman, The Company, Inc.

Lorraine Chapman, President and Director
Beth Ries, Clerk
Brian Milauskas, Director
Deborah Boyle, Director


The Dancers of Lorraine Chapman, The Company, Inc.

Originally from Tokyo, Japan,

Wisty Andres

started ballet at 7 years old and had been dancing ever since. She is an alumna of Interlochen Arts Academy where she performed Les Patineurs, Sleeping Beauty, Viva Vivaldi, Serenade, and other classical and contemporary works. Ms. Andres holds an AA in Dance from New World School of the Arts College in Miami, FL, where she studied Ballet and Modern with an emphasis on dance performance. She is now a contemporary and improv dancer/choreographer and has danced all over the Boston area with various dance companies including Urbanity Dance, Penumbra:Movement, and Kat Nasti. She currently dances with LCTC, as well as collaborating with artists of varying mediums as WISTY. In addition, Wisty is also a ((305)) Fitness Instructor, accordion player, alternative/life model, dancer at Northern Lights Entertainment, and Reiki Master Practitioner.

Danielle Davidson

is an independent dance artist currently working in Boston and Providence. She completed her training at L’École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec, in Montréal and then joined the JBQ as a soloist, touring Europe and North America in new works by Thierry Malandain, Jean Grand­Maitre, Roland Petit, and Louis­Martin Charest. Since, she has worked with Ballet West, Ballet Espressivo, Opera Ontario, Debra Brown, and Productions Fila 13. She currently dances for Prometheus Dance Company, Lorraine Chapman the Company, and teaches at The Boston Conservatory. Danielle is also a choreographer who has presented her work in Canada and the US and is regularly commissioned to create dances for college and university dance programs. She is the co­founder, alongside Shura Baryshnikov, of Doppelgänger Dance Collective ­ a duets performance project company.

Jessica Howard

is an independent performance artist and dance educator native to New Hampshire. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatr e and Dance from Keene State College in 2009. As an undergraduate she feels privileged to have trained and worked with Pilobolus, Mark Dendy, Sara Sweet Rabidoux, Paul Besaw, Candice Salyers, Cathy Nicoli, Marcia Murdock and William Seigh. Jessica is thrilled to be on her fourth season performing with Lorraine Chapman The Company. She resides in Southern MA as the Abbess of the POTEGP Spiritual Guidance Center and Director of The Heron Dance, Yoga, & Meditation Studio.

Amy Jill

trained at the State Ballet of Rhode Island under the direction of Herci Marsden and Ana Marsden Fox, Festival Ballet Providence and Liz Lapuh. at UMass Boston. She has had the great opportunity to perform with The Bang Group, Contrapose Dance, Quicksilver Dance, Tony Williams, Penumbra: RME and Connections Dance Theater. When she's not dancing or twerking, she is a movement and strength coach in the Boston area. Amy is honored to join LCTC for her first season!

Emily Jerant-Hendrickson

is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory, holding a BFA in contemporary dance. During her time at the Conservatory, she had the opportunity to perform works by Andrea Miller, Merce Cunningham, Uri Sands, Richard Colton, Tommy Neblett and Cathy Young. Emily has been a member of Lorraine Chapman the Company since 2011 where she has performed in venues such as the Ailey Citigroup Theater, APAP at City Center NYC, Six Degrees of Separation NYC, the Cape Dance Festival, the Southern Vermont Dance Festival, the Boston Center for the Arts, and Massachusetts Dance Festival, among others. Emily has also performed with other local artists including Heather Stewart, Illya Vidrin, Daniel McCusker, Audra Carabetta, and Annie Kloppenberg. In addition to performing, Emily’s choreography has been performed at Gibney Dance Center NYC, Manhattan Movement Arts, The Boston Conservatory, The Canterbury Shaker Village, The Dance Complex, and Green Street Studios.

Li-Ann Lim

began her dance training at the Lexington School of Ballet and continued her dance studies at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. In 2004, she joined Chen and Dancers. She later moved to California and received an MFA in dance at the University of California, Irvine. While in California, Li-Ann served as adjunct faculty at Fullerton College and Scripps College and continued performing, appearing with the Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble and Rosanna Gamson/World Wide. Since returning to the Boston area in 2009, she has continued to teach ballet and modern dance. She has performed with BalletRox, Dance Currents, and Contrapose. She currently dances with North Atlantic Dance Theatre and is thrilled to be part of LCTC.

Catherine Musinsky

has an MFA in Dance from NYU's Tisch School for the Arts and a BA and ALM in Digital Media from Harvard. She has been dancing and making dances for almost 30 years, performed with companies in Boston and New York including Prometheus, Beth Soll, LCTC and Sabrina Peck Performance company, and now improvises widely, teaches yoga and Pilates and produces a triannual cross-disciplinary improvisation event, Tabula Rasa Multidisciplinary Experiment. She also researches the origin of mammals as an Assistant to Professor Emeritus Fuzz Crompton, in the OEB Department at Harvard. A short film about Catherine's dancing after breast cancer, "Unchastened," by Brynmore Williams, won nine awards including the prestigious Amazing Grace Award. Catherine and Lorraine love to collaborate and appear in one anothers' work.

Ellen Oliver

is a performer, choreographer, filmmaker, and teacher currently based in Providence, Rhode Island. Ellen has collaborated at the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco for Teobi's Dreaming and OceA Dance Wilderness Residency with Marianne Goldberg at The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard. She is a 2016/2017 Young Artist in Residence at Bearnstow, Maine, and a 2017 Winter Residency Choreographer for OnStage Dance in Somerville, MA. Her 2016 dance short film was screened at international film festivals including Inside/Outside Festival in New Delhi, India, Festival of Recorded Movement in Vancouver, Canada, Videodance Exhibition in the RE-SEARCH Summer Festival in Israel, and the ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival in Macao, China. Ellen has recently performed in works by Ali Kenner Brodsky & Co. and Fusionworks Dance Company.

Mariah Rasmussen

is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer from North Eastern Connecticut. Mariah first started dancing at a young age and went on to further her education at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She studied Dance and Wellness Administration, graduating Magna Cum Laude in May of 2016. During her time at PSU, Mariah worked with companies and choreographers such as Jesse Robb, Mziyanda Mancam, Helen Simoneau, and Urbanity Dance. Since graduating, Mariah has showcased work at Canterbury Shaker Village, Plymouth State, the Urbanity Underground Showcase, and in Nozama Dance Collective's show "Bodies & Choices". She continues to work as an independent choreographer and teacher in addition to performing with LCTC and Urbanity Underground.

Jacob Regan

began his study of movement with capoeira at a young age. When he was 16, he discovered dance and was forever changed. He went on to graduate from East Carolina University with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. Jacob found his movement home base in release technique and post modern contemporary work, citing major influences on his movement to be delving into the worlds of contact improvisation, Forsythe methods, Gaga, and working with choreographers such as Doug Varone. Recently Jacob has relocated to Boston, and now can be found working with Contact Improv Boston, Urbanity Dance, Prometheus Dance, and LCTC.

Taylor Storey

grew up in Spring Hill, FL. She pursued her dance education at Florida State University where she graduated with a BFA degree in Dance. At FSU, Taylor’s core curriculum consisted of ballet and modern. Taylor had the opportunity to work with faculty members such as Gerri Houlihan, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Ilana Goldman, Anjali Austin, Rodger Belman, and Rick McCullough. Taylor also took a specific interest in the dance sciences instructed by Dr. Tom Welsh. During her time at FSU, Taylor had the opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts during the American College Dance Association Nationals. Taylor has trained in programs such as Alvin Ailey, Broadway Dreams Foundation, and The Broadway Experience. Taylor recently moved to Boston this past summer and will be dancing with Urbanity Underground and Lorraine Chapman, The Company. Taylor is thrilled to begin dancing and creating with LCTC this season and is excited to further her passion for the arts with the many opportunities that relocating to Boston offers.

Camden Ierardi

will always be an honorary LCTC company member. Rest in peace dear Camden Ierardi 4/19/91 - 2/12/12