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Twyla Tharp


Twyla Tharp was born on July 1, 1941 in Portland, Indiana, USA. She is known for her work on Hair (1979), Amadeus (1984) and Great Performances: Dance in America (1976). See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Hair
Hair Miscellaneous Crew
(1979)
Amadeus
Amadeus Miscellaneous Crew
(1984)
Great Performances: Dance in America
(1976-1985)
The Catherine Wheel
The Catherine Wheel Miscellaneous Crew
(1982)

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 1994 I'll Do Anything (choreographer)
 1985 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Baryshnikov by Tharp (1985) ... (choreographer)
 1985 White Nights (choreographer)
 1984 Amadeus (choreography) / (opera staging by)
 1982 The Catherine Wheel (TV Movie) (choreographer)
 1981 Ragtime (choreographer)
 1981 Dance and Dancers (TV Series documentary) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Twyla Tharp: Confessions of a Cornermaker (1981) ... (choreographer)
 1979 Hair (choreographer)
 1973 Camera Three (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- The Big Pieces (1973) ... (choreographer)
 1965 Tank Dive: Excerpts (choreographer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She created, developed, choreographed, and directed a Frank Sinatra inspired musical dance, "Come Fly With Me," at Marquis Theatre on Broadway in New York City See more »

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On art: Art is an investigation. See more »

Trivia:

She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2004 for her services to dance in America from the National Endowment for the Arts of the United States. See more »

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