Teresa Chapman is an Associate Professor at the University of Houston. Chapman received her MFA in Dance from California State University, Long Beach. As a performer, she has danced for some of the finest Houston-based choreographers, but exclusively with Karen Stokes Dance. In the past, she has danced for choreographers and companies in Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York City, and Hamburg, Germany. Chapman is an independent choreographer and Director of Chapman Dance, which currently works on a project-to-project basis. Her work has been presented in Houston, Nebraska, California, Pennsylvania, and New York City. Described as “uber-physical, risk-taking,” “vibrant and mesmerizing” by the press, Chapman Dance has proven to deliver exceptional dancing in Houston for over ten years.
Chapman Dance currently works on a project-to-project basis. As an independent choreographer, Teresa Chapman has been producing and presenting her work professionally for ten years. Known for her full-bodied, athletic dancing and choreography, Chapman has produced five evening-length performances and created over thirty repertory dances.