Twyla Tharp


  • Twyla Tharp is an American Dancer, choreographer, and author who lives and works in New York City. In 1966, she formed her own company Twyla Tharp Dance. Her work often utilizes classical music, jazz , and contemporary pop music.
  • From 1971 to 1988, Twyla Tharp Dance toured extensively around the world, performing original works. In 1973, Tharp choreographed Duece coupe to the music of The Beach Boys for the Joffery Ballet. Deuce Coupe is considered to be the first crossover ballet. Later she choreographed Push Comes to Shove1976, which featured Mikhil Baryshnikovand is now thought to be the best example of the crossover ballet.
  • In 1988, Twyla Tharp Dance merged with American Ballet Theater, since then time ABT has held the world premieres of 16 of Tharp's works

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