- nouninnovative United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1941)• Syn: ↑Twyla Tharp
* * *[THärp]Twyla, (1941 - ) U.S. dancer and choreographer. She performed with the Paul Taylor Dance Company 1963 - 65 and then formed her own modern dance troupe 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
Useful english dictionary. 2012.