ABT II Performance Preview

Artistic Director Wes Chapman
Past event
Oct 09, 2010
ABT II Performance Preview

ABT II Artistic Director Wes Chapman will be interviewed
prior to the debut of the company's performance at Northrop to discuss the history
of the company and the repertoire. 

A native of Union Springs, Alabama, Chapman joined American Ballet
Theatre in 1984 as a member of the corps de ballet. He was promoted to Soloist
in 1987 and to Principal Dancer in 1989. With ABT, Chapman performed all the
leading roles in the ballet repertoire and in works by many of the twentieth
century's master choreographers, including George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille,
Twyla Tharp, and Antony Tudor. He also created leading roles in Clark Tippet's Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 and Twyla
Tharp's The Elements. Chapman was
named Artistic Director of the Studio Company in 2007.