Lorraine Chapman danced professionally with Eliot Feld Ballets/NY and Ballet British Columbia as well as for several Boston-based choreographers including Amy Spencer, Richard Colton, Diane Arvanites, Jose Mateo, and Marcus Schulkind. As a choreographer Chapman has received several grants and has created works for numerous venues, festivals and companies including On The Boards-Northwest New Works, The Yard, World Music/CRASHarts, Dancing Nor’easters-Arts & Ideas, Alberta Ballet, Summer Stages Dance, Festival Ballet of Providence, SOAKING WET, Stonington Opera House, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Inside/Out, Yes, Virginia – Dance, Flynn Center Performing Arts, The Dance Complex, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Dixon Place, and Citigroup Theater Alvin Ailey. She officially formed LCTC in 2002 which is now one of Boston’s most notable contemporary dance companies.

LCTC was represented by Pentacle — a NYC-based management support organization 2013–2016. Chapman’s awards include a New England States Touring (NEST) Grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), a Live Arts Boston (LAB) Grant from The Boston Foundation, Boston Dance Alliance Rehearsal & Retreat Fellowship, a Brother Thomas Fellowship from The Boston Foundation, a Boston Center for the Arts Dance Residency and a Summer Stages Dance/Baryshnikov Arts Center Residency as well as being featured in Dance Magazine as one of "25 To Watch". She received her training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and L'Ecole Superieure De Danse Du Quebec as well as from Boston veterans Frances Kotelly and Samuel Kurkjian. She teaches at the Northeast School of Ballet’s Conservatory, Urbanity Dance, and the Ballet Arts Centre of Winchester where she is the Co-Director of their PreProfessional Dance Division. Also currently, Lorraine is the Dance Artist-In-Residence for the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, and Canterbury Shaker Village.

As a choreographer, Lorraine explores the known elements of dance in significantly original and unexpected ways and comes to different, invented and idiosyncratic conclusions from other dancemakers. She is interested in the state of mind, heart, and spirit of "the performer," or "one who performs," and here lies the connection to the source energy of each and every dance she creates.

Through LCTC, Lorraine trains and nurtures young dancers, providing them opportunities and exposure to professional dance experiences, and offers an educational and comprehensive outreach program that communicates positivity and the value of dance as artistic expression.

View Lorraine's work as curator and administrator of the Shaker Dance Revival Project