Lorraine Chapman, one of Dance Magazine's "25 To Watch", has danced 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. 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. 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. Lorraine is one of only six recipients of a $15,000 Brother Thomas Fellowship – Special Arts Initiative of The Boston Foundation 2013 and one of only two recipients of the Boston Dance Alliance’s Rehearsal & Retreat Fellowship 2014. LCTC is represented by The Gallery at Pentacle, an eclectic group of vibrant and talented dance makers.
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, provides select students an exposure to professional dance experiences, and offers an educational and comprehensive outreach program that communicates positivity and the value of dance as artistic expression.