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					                       Teresa Lynn Chapman

EDUCATION

California State University, Long Beach                                  May, 2002
MFA in Dance

University of California, Santa Barbara                                  June 1993
BFA in Dance

CURRENT POSITIONS

Associate Professor of Dance
       School of Theatre and Dance/University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Performing Artist
      Travesty Dance Group Houston, Texas

Guest Instructor
      Hope Stone Center Houston, Texas

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor                                                     2005-2011
School of Theatre and Dance/University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Teach introduction to dance theory and practice, intermediate and advanced jazz dance
technique, senior projects and career management, advanced modern technique,
pedagogy, and dance composition. Choreograph for departmental productions.

Acting Head of Dance Division                                          Jan.- Aug. 2010
School of Theatre and Dance/University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Organized and maintained dance budget, managed adjunct dance faculty, scheduled
faculty meetings and additional external performances, mentored students, and hosted
visiting guest artists.

Company Modern Dance Instructor                                    2006- May 2010
Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex, Houston, Texas
Teach weekly modern dance technique for Suchu, a Houston-based professional dance
company.

Guest Instructor                                                      May-June, 2010
Hope Stone Center, Houston, Texas
Teach weekly open level modern dance technique.

Guest Artist                                                       January 2010
University of California at Santa Barbara
Restaged an original work for UCSB student company, taught modern dance technique
and dance composition.
Guest Artist                                                           December 2009
Taipei Physical Education College, Taiwan
One-week residency. Taught all levels of modern dance technique.

Guest Artist                                                       September 2008
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Choreographed a new work for student dance company; taught jazz and modern dance
technique.

Director of Dance                                                       2004-2005
North Carolina Theatre Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, North Carolina
Taught all levels of jazz dance technique, beginning ballet and modern dance technique.
Scheduling for all dance classes. Choreography for student showcases. Director for
student showcases. Assisted with outreach projects.

Guest Artist                                                        October 2004
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
Choreographed a new work for student dance company; taught jazz dance technique.

Visiting Professor                                                  Spring 2004
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Taught advanced modern dance technique, improvisation and beginning, non-major
modern dance technique. Choreography for student dance concert. Costume design for
student dance concert. Assistant Director for spring dance concert.

Graduate Assistant                                                     1999-2002
California State University, Long Beach
Taught beginning and intermediate modern and jazz dance technique.

Dance Instructor                                                       1998-1999
Santa Monica Dance Studio, Santa Monica California
Taught intermediate level modern dance technique.

Dance Instructor                                                      1994-1996
University of California at Santa Barbara, Arts and Leisure Program, CA
Taught beginning and intermediate jazz technique.
PROFESSIONAL COMPANY WORK

  •   Travesty Dance Group-Houston Houston, Texas Choreographer: Karen Stokes
      2005-present
  •   6 Degrees Houston, Texas Choreographer: Toni Valle 2010
  •   Vault Houston, Texas Choreographer: Amy Ell 2010
  •   Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (adjunct artist) Washington, DC Choreographer:
      Liz Lerman 2003-2009
  •   KDNY New York, New York Choreographer: Kathleen Dyer 2003
  •   CATS The Musical, Hamburg, Germany 1997-1998
  •   Winifred Harris Between Lines Los Angeles, California Choreographer:
      Winifred R. Harris 1996
  •   Santa Barbara Dance Theater Santa Barbara, California Choreographers: Jerry
      Pearson, Christopher Pilafian, Joe Goode 1994-1996
  •   Cheryl Chaddick & Company San Francisco, California Choreographer: Cheryl
      Chaddick 1993-1994

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS OF ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Reach Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex, Houston, Texas June 2011
  • Sharing Secrets with Strangers “Life is Living!” Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center
     production, Emancipation Park, Houston, Texas November 2010
  • A Moment to Exhale (premiere) “Navigating the Hallway” Contemporary Art
     Museum Houston, Houston, Texas, October 2010
  • Shift “Let’s Dance!” Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston, Texas April 2010
  • Caught “Let’s Dance!” Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston, Texas April 2010
  • Shift UCSB “Dance Company Spring Concert” Center Stage Theater, Santa
     Barbara, California May 2010
  • Shift “Move Move Move” Hatlen Theatre, Santa Barbara California, April 2010
  • Shift NDA Pedagogy Conference Gala Performance, Las Cruces, New Mexico
     January 2010
  • Access Pending Frenetic Theater, Houston TX August 2009
  • The Convenient Woman (evening-length production) DiverseWorks Art Space,
     Houston, Texas April 2009
  • A Faint Haze of Dissonance Bucknell Dance Company Fall Showcase, Powers
     Theatre, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania November 2008
  • Muscle and Mortar co-choreographer for collaborative project with Liz Lerman
     Dance Exchange, Washington DC July 2008
  • off the pedestal Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex, Houston, Texas June 2008
  • Three Wishes Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex, Houston, Texas June 2008
  • Caught Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex, Houston, Texas June 2008
  • Again Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex, Houston, Texas June 2008
  • White Mischief HSPVA Denney Theater, Houston, Texas March 2008
  • off the pedestal Cunningham Studios, New York, NY July 2007
  •   Shift Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex, Houston, Texas June 2007
  •   Lost & Found Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex, Houston, Texas July 2006
  •   Upended Big Range Dance Festival Houston, Texas June, 2006
  •   Jellicle Ball University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska February, 2004
  •   Three from Two University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska February, 2004
  •   The Audition University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska February, 2004

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

  • Blurred (choreography by Karen Stokes) Moores Opera House Houston, Texas
    April 2011
  • Purple (choreography by Karen Stokes) and Drowning (choreography by Toni
    Valle) DiverseWorks Houston, Texas March 2011
  • Red Square (choreography by Becky Valls) “Navigating the Hallway”
    Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, Texas, October 2010
  • Ashes to Ashes (choreography by Erin Reck) Weekend of Texas Contemporary
    Dance, Houston, Texas, September 2010
  • Bleu (excerpts) (choreography by Amy Ell) Weekend of Texas Contemporary
    Dance, Houston, Texas, September 2010
  • 2 for 1 (Choreography by Karen Stokes) Abundance Dance and Choreography
    Festival, Karlstad, Sweden, June 2010
  • Bleu (Choreography by Amy Ell) DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas May 2010
  • Baptism (Choreography by Toni Valle) DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas May 2010
  • Recycle Club with Travesty Dance Group (choreography by Karen Stokes)
    Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex, Houston Texas November 2009
  • Access Pending (choreography by Teresa Chapman and Marlow Fleming)
    Frenetic Theater, Houston, Texas August 2009
  • Traffic with Travesty Dance Group (choreography by Karen Stokes) Cullen
    Theatre/Wortham Center, Houston, Texas June 2009
  • The Convenient Woman evening-length production (with choreography by Teresa
    Chapman and Leslie Scates) DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas April 2009
  • Excerpts from Drift with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, UH Wortham Theatre,
    Houston, Texas March 2009
  • Program, Orange, RAW Silk and Sorbet with Travesty Dance Group
    (choreography by Karen Stokes), Zilkha Hall, Houston, Texas December 2008
  • RAW Silk and Sorbet with Travesty Dance Group (choreography by Karen
    Stokes), Plays & Players Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania November 2008
  • Muscle and Mortar collaborative project with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange,
    Washington DC, July 2008
  • what others made (choreography by Michelle Flemming) Banevelder Movement
    Arts Complex, Houston, Texas June 2008
  • Green with Travesty Dance Group (choreography by Karen Stokes) Discovery
    Green, Houston, TX May 2008
  • Shoot from the Hip (choreography by Teresa Chapman) Moores Opera House and
    UH Wortham Theater, Houston, Texas April 2008
•   Framing Dance with Travesty Dance Group (choreography by Karen Stokes)
    Zilkha Hall, Houston, Texas November 2007
•   Green with Travesty Dance Group (choreography by Karen Stokes) Miller
    Outdoor Theatre, Houston, Texas September 2007
•   Green with Travesty Dance Group (choreography by Karen Stokes) Zilka Hall,
    Houston, Texas August 2007
•   Prelude to Three Temperaments (choreography by Karen Stokes) Barnevelder
    Movement Arts Complex, Houston, Texas June 2007
•   Green with Travesty Dance Group (choreography by Karen Stokes) at
    Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex, Houston, Texas February 2007
•   Man/Chair Dances with University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra and Liz
    Lerman Dance Exchange College Park, Maryland October & November 2006
•   Blood Moon Dance Salon Improvisational performance (directed by Leslie
    Scates) Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex, Houston, Texas October 2006
•   Static (choreography by Becky Valls) Miller Outdoor Theater, Houston, Texas
    September 2006
•   Prelude to Three Temperaments (choreography by Karen Stokes) Mitchell Center
    for the Arts project with Stephen Montague, Moores Opera House and Wortham
    Theater at the University of Houston, Texas April 2006
•   Prelude to Three Temperaments Mitchell Center for The Performing Arts project
    with Stephen Montague (choreography by Karen Stokes) Moore’s Opera House
    and Wortham Theater at the University of Houston, Texas April 2006
•   HOMETOWN with Travesty Dance Group(choreography by Karen Stokes)
    Zilkha Hall, Houston, Texas March 2006
•   Man/Chair Dances with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra and Liz Lerman Dance
    Exchange, Omaha, Nebraska February 2006
•   Body After Body, Place After Place (A Site-Specific Dance for Corpus, an
    installation by Ann Hamilton) at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary
    Arts with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, North Adams, Massachusetts 2004
•   Gyroscope at the Hirschhorn Museum with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange,
    Washington DC, October 2003
•   Escape in Blue #32 (choreography by Kathleen Dyer) at Wein Theater, Fairfield,
    CT July 2003 and at The Independent Dance Artist Fringe Festival in Toronto
    Canada, August 2003
•   Vent Festival at the Cunningham Studios New York, New York (choreography by
    Nadia Tarr) August 2003
•   Back-up dancing for recording artist Sasha Lazard Maine & New York, 2003
•   Sony Industrial (choreography by Kenneth Hughes) Los Angeles, California 2002
•   Nintendo Industrial (choreography by Marles McCormick) Los Angeles,
    California 1999
•   Platinum Jewelry Show (choreography by Toledo Diamond) Las Vegas, Nevada
    1999
•   Only A Kingdom (original musical) role: dancer, Pasadena, California 1998
•   CATS the Musical role: Cassandra, Hamburg Germany, 1997-1998
•   Hot Stuff Vegas Review (choreography by Anita Mann) Tunica, Mississippi 1997
  •   Dance Kaleidoscope (choreography by Robert Gilliam) Los Angeles, California
      1996
  •   Jazz Dance LA (choreography by Reggie Brown) Los Angeles, California 1996
  •   LA Opera, The Flying Dutchman role: dancer, Los Angeles, California 1995
  •   Choreosplash (choreography by Tonia Shimin) Santa Barbara, California 1995
  •   Al Sole (choreography by Janice Garrett) San Francisco, California 1994
  •   Summerfest (choreography by Robert Moses) San Francisco, California 1994

PRESENTATIONS OF ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY FOR UH

  •   Oh Alice! Wortham Theater at University of Houston, Texas April 2011
  •   A Yearning for Completion Wortham Theater at University of Houston, Texas
      April 2011
  •   Oh Alice! Moores Opera House at University of Houston, Texas April 2011
  •   A Yearning for Completion Moores Opera House at University of Houston, Texas
      April 2011
  •   Choreography for UH School of Theatre & Dance main stage production of Now
      This! at UH Wortham Theater, April 2011
  •   Sharing Secrets with Strangers Wortham Theater at University of Houston, Texas
      April 2010
  •   Choreography for UH School of Theatre & Dance main stage production of
      Big Love (Charles Mee) UH Wortham Theater, February 2010
  •   Sharing Secrets with Strangers and Stolen Moments Discovery Green, Houston
      TX September 2009
  •   Stolen Moments UH Wortham Theater, April 2009 and Cullen Theatre, Houston,
      Texas May 2009
  •   A Faint Haze of Dissonance “Fresh Arts Culture Collision III” Discovery Green
      Park, Houston, Texas October 2008
  •   A Faint Haze of Dissonance UH Wortham Theater and Moores Opera House,
      Houston, Texas April 2008 also Discovery Green, Houston, TX May 2008
  •   Shoot from the Hip (Mitchell Center for the Arts project) UH Wortham Theater
      and Moores Opera House, Houston, Texas April 2008
  •   Shift Wortham Theater at University of Houston, Texas April 2007 and
      Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex, Houston, Texas June 2007
  •   Just Another Day Wortham Theater University of Houston, Texas April 2007
  •   In Stages Mitchell Center for the Arts project with Stephen Montague, Moores
      Opera House and Wortham Theater at the University of Houston, Texas April
      2006
AWARDS & GRANTS

  •   Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure September, 2011
  •   2010 Ross M. Lence Award for Teaching Excellence (University of Houston)
      April 2010
  •   Provost Travel Funds (University of Houston) January, 2010
  •   Houston Arts Alliance FY 2010 Individual Artist Grant (with Leslie Scates)
      February 2010
  •   DiverseWorks Performing Artist Residency April, 2009
  •   Small Grants Program (University of Houston) 2008-2010
  •   Houston Arts Alliance FY 2008 Individual Artist Grant 2008
  •   Small Grants Program (University of Houston) 2007
  •   New Faculty Research Grant (University of Houston) 2006
  •   Graduate Dean’s List (California State University, Long Beach) 2002
  •   Graduate Assistant (California State University, Long Beach) 1999-2002
  •   National Dance Association Award, 2002
  •   Baker Scholarship recipient (University of California at Santa Barbara) 2000
  •   Drama & Dance Associates Scholarship (University of California at Santa
      Barbara) 1993
  •   American Dance Guild Scholarship (University of California at Santa Barbara)
      1993

				
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