Twyla Tharp

Twyla Tharp, (born July 1 1941), American dancer and choreographer who won three Emmy Awards for her [1985] television production Baryshnikov by Tharp.

After graduating in Art History she joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company in [1963]. She formed her own group in [1965].

Her work has encompassed classical music, jazz and contemporary pop music.

She has choreographed dances for several films including:

  • Hair
  • Ragtime
  • Amadeus
  • White Nights

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