Photo by Liza Voll

Photo by Liza Voll

Lorraine Chapman

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, José 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, Canterbury Shaker Village, Dixon Place, and Citigroup Theater Alvin Ailey. She officially formed LCTC in 2002, which is now one of Boston's most notable contemporary dance-theater 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 (TBF), Boston Dance Alliance Rehearsal & Retreat Fellowship, a Brother Thomas Fellowship from TBF, 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 Boston Arts Academy, Urbanity Dance, and the Ballet Arts Centre of Winchester where she is the Co-Director of their PreProfessional Dance Division. Recently Lorraine was the Dance Artist-In-Residence for the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and Plymouth State University. Her current projects include a collaboration with choreographer Alissa Cardone, choreographer and videographer Nell Breyer, and experimental theater director David R. Gammons (LAND Collective) as well as co-founding and forming Interdisciplinary Performing Arts Center, LCA. IPAC is Boston's first arts cooperative as well as Boston’s only arts center with a focus on Dance & Movement.