Twyla Tharp

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Birthday
1, 1941
Birthplace
Portland, IN
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
1, 1941 (age 78)
Birthplace
Portland, IN

About

Dancer and choreographer known for making use of popular music in ballet. She received a number of awards during her career, including two Emmies and the Princess Grace Award for Outstanding Artistry in 2006.

Before Fame

She was named after Twila Thornburg, who was the Pig Princess at the 89th Annual Muncie Fair, which was held in Indiana.

Trivia

She used the music from The Beach Boys to choreograph Deuce Coupe.

Family Life

Gave birth to her son, Jesse, on March 3, 1971. She has been married and divorced twice.

Associated With

She choreographed dances to the musical Movin' Out which features the songs of Billy Joel.