Lorraine Chapman, one of Dance Magazine's "25 To Watch", has danced with Eliot Feld Ballets/NY and Ballet British Columbia under the artistic direction of Balanchine muse Patricia Neary, as well as for several Boston-based choreographers including Amy Spencer, Richard Colton, Diane Arvanites, Jose Mateo, and Marcus Schulkind. She received her training at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and L'Ecole Superieure De Danse Du Quebec as well as from Boston veterans Francis Kotelly and Samuel Kurkjian. As an independent choreographer Lorraine has created works for the Northwest New Works Festival in Seattle at On The Boards-Behnke Center and The Bessie Schonberg Residency at The Yard. Ms. Chapman received a commission from Alberta Ballet for their Festival of New Works: Arias 2004 where she shared the bill with internationally acclaimed solo artist Margie Gillis who has recently mentored a solo for her.
Amy Spencer and Richard Colton awarded Lorraine with a Choreographer's Project Fellowship for Summer Stages Dance 2005 and a Summer Stages Dance/Baryshnikov Arts Center Residency Project in 2008. Lorraine is an instructor of dance education at The Boston Conservatory and the Assistant Artistic Director of the pre-professional division at the Ballet Arts Centre of Winchester. For 2009 Lorraine co-created and performed in "The Disappearing Woman" Media/Movement Collaboration at the ICA/Boston - a world premiere commissioned and developed by Summer Stages Dance which was also performed at the Berkshire Fringe Festival and The Yard. So far in 2012 LCTC has performed at the Green Street Studio's 20-Year Anniversary Gala, the 4th annual Dance For World Community Festival, Movement At The Mills at the Boston Center For The Arts, Nathan Andary's Garden Party & Performances, and at Rosie's Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women. Lorraine's work has been commissioned this year by The Boston Conservatory, the Across The Ages Dance Project, and by Sandy Lacy at the Baltimore Dance Project.