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Lorraine  Chapman
Biography:
Lorraine Chapman has danced for Prometheus Dance, Spencer/Colton, Ballet Theater of Boston, Eliot Feld Ballets/NY, Ballet British Columbia, and Ballet De Montreal Eddy Toussaint. She presently dances for choreographer Marcus Schulkind and was a 2002 Top Ten pick for DANCE by Christine Temin of The Boston Globe for her performance of Schulkind's Let By-gones Be for Dance Straight Up! Her own choreography has been performed since 1995 in the Boston area at the Green Street Studios, the Dance Complex, the Loeb Mainstage and Experimental Theaters, the Agassiz Theatre, Tower Auditorium, Wellesley College, and the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center as well as the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto, the Next Stage Theater in N.Y.C. and in Seattle at the Civic Light Opera Theatre, the Shoreline Performing Arts Center, and On The Boards-Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance where she was chosen for their 2000 Northwest New Works Festival. Ms. Chapman received her training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and L' Ecole Superieure De Danse Du Quebec and now teaches both ballet and modern dance at Ballet Arts Centre of Winchester and Cambridge School of Weston. Lorraine Chapman was chosen for the prestigious Bessie Schonberg Choreographers Residency at The Yard for the summer of 2002 where she premiered The Traveler's Cabaret, a piece that was chosen by Bebe Miller for Dancing Nor'easters for the 8th International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, CT. Lorraine Chapman The Company, Inc. was officially formed in 2002. For 2003 and 2004 LCTC, Inc. was chosen and produced by Cambridge-based World Music/Crasharts for both Tens The Limit and Dance Straight Up! Ms. Chapman was recently commissioned by Chip Morris's Commonwealth Ballet Company for which she created her experimental Flying In Six Different Directions for their 2004 spring season in Boston. Jean Grand-maitre's Alberta Ballet commissioned Ms. Chapman for their Festival Of New Works: Arias where she shared the bill with internationally acclaimed solo artist Margie Gillis and met critical acclaim of her own for her "quirky, witty, and exhilarating" contribution to the program, Hand Over The Head. Most recently Lorraine Chapman is one of only three recipients for the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Artist Grant for Choreography 2004.
Affiliation: Lorraine Chapman The Company