Definition of Tharp, Twyla in US English:

Tharp, Twyla

proper noun

  • (born 1941), US dancer and choreographer. She performed with the Paul Taylor Dance Company 1963–65 and then led her own modern dance troupes 1965–88. She choreographed dances such as “ Push Comes to Shove” (1976) and did pieces for movies such as Hair (1979), Ragtime (1981), and Amadeus (1984). She served as an artistic associate for the American Ballet Theater 1988–90.


Tharp, Twyla