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 Matéo, and Marcus Schulkind. As a choreographer Chapman has received several grants and has created works for numerous festivals and companies, officially forming her own company, LCTC, in 2002. LCTC (http://lorrainechapman.org) is one of Boston’s most notable contemporary dance companies and was represented by Pentacle - a NYC-based management support organization 2013-2016. Chapman’s awards include three New England States Touring Grants from the New England Foundation for the Arts, a Boston Dance Alliance Rehearsal & Retreat Fellowship, a Brother Thomas Fellowship and a Live Arts Boston grant from The Boston Foundation, a Boston Center for the Arts Dance Residency and two Summer Stages Dance Residencies as well as being featured in Dance Magazine as one of “25 To Watch”. Lorraine is honored to be the dance artist-in-residence this fall at Canterbury Shaker Village. Chapman 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. Lorraine has been on faculty at BAC since 1995.
"As a young dance artist, I always took my training seriously and I gravitated toward those teachers who I knew would advance me at the pace I desired – but not only the teachers. I also gravitated toward other young dancers like myself who wanted nothing more in the world than to dance professionally. The combination of the dance educators I thankfully found and the students I trained side by side with fueled my ambition and drove me to constantly strive for an ever-elusive perfection. It is with this philosophy that I inspire, train and nurture my students."