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Twyla Tharp
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Twyla Tharp

Twyla Tharp (b. July 1 1941) is an American dancer and choreographer who won three Emmy Awards for her 1985 television production Baryshnikov by Tharp. After graduating in 1963 from Barnard College with a degree in Art History, she joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company in 1963 and two years later formed her own company. Tharp's work encompasses classical music, jazz and contemporary pop music. Tharp has done choreography for several films including Hair, Ragtime, Amadeus, and White Nights.

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