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Kimberly Chapman, Vineland

Born in Vineland, New Jersey, Kimberly Began her dance training at her mother’s Studio in 1971 and was a soloist member of the VRDC from 1979-1985. She entered and continued her training at the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet from 1983 – 1985. After graduating Juilliard in 1988 with a BFA Degree in Dance and a minor in Music in just three years, Kimberly danced professionally with the Eliot Feld Ballet Company, dancing throughout Italy and the United States. Kimberly was the recipient of the full scholarships to Jacob’s Pillow in 1985 and 1986, received the coveted Monticello Award for Choreography in 1987 and was also the recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Foundation's USA Dance Scholarship in 1987.

Currently, she is the Artistic Director for the VRDC and the Co-Director at Maxine’s Dance Studio. Most notably Kimberly is making a difference in boy’s perception of dance.   Ms. Chapman started a free boys class to help boys realize that dance can improve their sports. The class is offered to afford boys the opportunity to understand and appreciate the art of dance while improving their agility, flexibility, coordination, memorization and athleticism. Kimberly has two children Angelina and Joseph.

To be photographed by: Steven Greer