Position: Former Principal Dancer
Affiliation with organization: 1989 – 1993; 1995 – 1996
Years active at YAGP: 2011 – Present
Wes Chapman graduated from Alabama School of Fine Arts, and joined the American Ballet Theatre, where he enjoyed tremendous success as one of the company’s most prominent Principal Dancers, partnering most major ballerinas of his generation. He also performed as a Principal Dancer with the Bavarian State Ballet. After stepping down from the stage, Mr. Chapman served as Artistic Director of Alabama Ballet, contributing to the company’s unprecedented growth and founding the Alabama Ballet School. Mr. Chapman also served as ABT Ballet Master, and the Artistic Director of the ABT Studio Company. Presently, he travels extensively in the US and abroad as a master teacher.