Choregraphed the Broadway musical, "Come Fly Away"
Awarded the Kennedy Center Honors
Choreographed the film "Amadeus"
Choreographed the film "Ragtime"
Choreographed the film "Hair"
Choreographed the first pop music ballet, "Little Deuce Coupe"
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.
She worked at a drive-in movie theater owned by her family from the age of 8 well into her late teens.
Twarp's mother was the person who insisted she take dance lessons as a child.
She was named after an award-winning pig named Twyla.
She formed the Twyla Tharp Dance Company in 1966.
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.