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Twyla Tharp is much more than just another “award-winning choreographer,” she’s an entrepreneur, manager, and accomplished businesswoman.

Tharp's entrepreneurial drive led her to found Twyla Tharp Dance company in 1965. From its humble beginnings, to its Tony Award-winning performance in “Movin’ Out," Tharp has grown the business by motivating, managing, and maintaining it the only way she knows how: with creativity and discipline.

“Magical moments of inspiration have little to do with creativity. It’s mainly a matter of discipline—lots and lots and lots of discipline.” Tharp says.

Comparing her choreography work to management, “When you’re telling a dancer what to do, you’re managing that person’s behavior by communicating. In that light my managerial role boils down to four tasks:” Identifying talent, seeking the spectacular, making them stretch, and being a parent. Her latest book, The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use It for Life explains how anyone can harness the same creative power that Tharp utilizes.

Tharp learned to identify talent in unlikely places by finding talented dancers with little experience, or “rediscovering” older dancers. She seeks out the spectacular when hiring, making her dancers stretch to do a little more than they believe is possible - a concept she sees as no different than “ a CEO like Jack Welch asking employees to ‘stretch the numbers.’”

One would expect no less from a woman who has no problem being a workaholic. She began working at age 8, bagging popcorn and serving at the snack counter at her parents’ drive-in theater. She has gone on to choreograph more than 160 dances, win a mantel-load of awards, write an autobiography, and raise a son, all while still developing her dance company. “To me, life is work—end of story.”

Tharp’s presentations instill a work ethic and inspire creativity into all who see them: peers, family members, or even employees. Don’t let the gym clothes and dance shoes fool you, she’s here on business.

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The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

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  • THE CREATIVE HABIT

  • COLLABORATION

  • WELLNESS

  • The Better You

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  • HOW TO BOOK Twyla Tharp?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Twyla Tharp for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Twyla Tharp, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Twyla Tharp or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Twyla Tharp?

    Booking fees for Twyla Tharp, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Twyla Tharp, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Twyla Tharp?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Twyla Tharp for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Twyla Tharp for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Twyla Tharp or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Twyla Tharp or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Twyla Tharp

Choreographer & Creativity Cultivator

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Twyla Tharp Biography

Twyla Tharp is much more than just another “award-winning choreographer,” she’s an entrepreneur, manager, and accomplished businesswoman.

Tharp's entrepreneurial drive led her to found Twyla Tharp Dance company in 1965. From its humble beginnings, to its Tony Award-winning performance in “Movin’ Out," Tharp has grown the business by motivating, managing, and maintaining it the only way she knows how: with creativity and discipline.

“Magical moments of inspiration have little to do with creativity. It’s mainly a matter of discipline—lots and lots and lots of discipline.” Tharp says.

Comparing her choreography work to management, “When you’re telling a dancer what to do, you’re managing that person’s behavior by communicating. In that light my managerial role boils down to four tasks:” Identifying talent, seeking the spectacular, making them stretch, and being a parent. Her latest book, The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use It for Life explains how anyone can harness the same creative power that Tharp utilizes.

Tharp learned to identify talent in unlikely places by finding talented dancers with little experience, or “rediscovering” older dancers. She seeks out the spectacular when hiring, making her dancers stretch to do a little more than they believe is possible - a concept she sees as no different than “ a CEO like Jack Welch asking employees to ‘stretch the numbers.’”

One would expect no less from a woman who has no problem being a workaholic. She began working at age 8, bagging popcorn and serving at the snack counter at her parents’ drive-in theater. She has gone on to choreograph more than 160 dances, win a mantel-load of awards, write an autobiography, and raise a son, all while still developing her dance company. “To me, life is work—end of story.”

Tharp’s presentations instill a work ethic and inspire creativity into all who see them: peers, family members, or even employees. Don’t let the gym clothes and dance shoes fool you, she’s here on business.

Twyla Tharp Videos

  • Twyla Tharp interview (2000)
    Choreographer Twyla Tharp on revitalizing the Twyla Dance Company.
  • 'Yowzie': Twyla Tharp Keeps Pushing Boundaries of Dance - YouTube
  • Twyla Tharp: Baker's Dozen - YouTube

Twyla Tharp Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Twyla Tharp

Twyla Tharp Speaking Topics

  • Choreographer

  • THE CREATIVE HABIT

  • COLLABORATION

  • WELLNESS

  • The Better You

FAQs on booking Twyla Tharp

  • How to book Twyla Tharp?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Twyla Tharp for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Twyla Tharp, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Twyla Tharp or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Twyla Tharp?

    Booking fees for Twyla Tharp, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Twyla Tharp, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Twyla Tharp?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Twyla Tharp for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Twyla Tharp for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Twyla Tharp or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Twyla Tharp or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Twyla Tharp is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Twyla Tharp for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Twyla Tharp generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Benjamin Zander, Naomi Judd, Kathy Ireland, David Breashears and Erik Wahl. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Twyla Tharp for an upcoming event.

Twyla Tharp Speaker Videos

  • Twyla Tharp interview (2000)
    Choreographer Twyla Tharp on revitalizing the Twyla Dance Company.
    'Yowzie': Twyla Tharp Keeps Pushing Boundaries of Dance - YouTube
  • Twyla Tharp: Baker's Dozen - YouTube
    Conversations with Norma Kamali - Twyla Tharp - Choreographer ...
  • Conversations with Norma Kamali - Twyla Tharp - Choreographer ...

Twyla Tharp Speaking Topics

  • Choreographer

  • THE CREATIVE HABIT

  • COLLABORATION

  • WELLNESS

  • The Better You

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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