Twyla Tharp

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Born: 07/01/1941 in Portland, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (7)

The 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Twyla Tharp: Oppositions 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Century of Women 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Twyla Tharp & Dancers 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Zorns Lemma 1969 (Movie)

(Voice)
Director (1)

Baryshnikov By Tharp With American Ballet Theatre 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Director
Music (1)

Amadeus 1984 (Movie)

opera staging (Music)
Other (6)

Valmont 1989 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

White Nights 1985 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Amadeus 1984 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Ragtime 1981 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Hair 1979 (Movie)

choreography (Choreographer)

Twyla Tharp & Dancers 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Choreographer

EDUCATION

Pomona College

1960

Barnard College

1961 - 1963

Milestones

2009

Choregraphed the Broadway musical, "Come Fly Away"

2008

Awarded the Kennedy Center Honors

1984

Choreographed the film "Amadeus"

1981

Choreographed the film "Ragtime"

1979

Choreographed the film "Hair"

1973

Choreographed the first pop music ballet, "Little Deuce Coupe"

Bonus Trivia

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In 1973 Twarp choreographed the Beach Boys' "Little Deuce Coupe" for the Joffrey Ballet, which is now considered to be the first ballet that used pop music.

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She worked at a drive-in movie theater owned by her family from the age of 8 well into her late teens.

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Twarp's mother was the person who insisted she take dance lessons as a child.

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She was named after an award-winning pig named Twyla.

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She formed the Twyla Tharp Dance Company in 1966.

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Tharp has choreographed dances for the Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance and Martha Graham Dance Company.

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