WLP Fall Symposium Features Twyla Tharp

Annual event raises funds for WLP scholarship and program endowments.

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 3, 2010) – The keynote speaker for the 2010 USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy (WLP) Fall Symposium will be internationally recognized choreographer, dancer, businesswoman, and entrepreneur Twyla Tharp.

The symposium will take place on Friday, Oct. 1 at A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa. Morning workshops will begin at 10 a.m. The keynote speaker and luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. Table sponsorships are $1,200 for a table of 8 and include recognition in the event program. Individual tickets are $100.00 and are available at http://usf.edu/ua/adwlp/tickets.

The fall symposium raises money for the WLP Scholarship and Program Endowments.

Tharp is a graduate of Barnard College. Her entrepreneurial drive led her to found Twyla Tharp Dance Company in 1965. She has choreographed more than 135 dances, five Hollywood movies, and directed and choreographed four Broadway shows. She has received numerous awards including one Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, nineteen honorary doctorates, the 2004 National Medal of the Arts, and a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor.

In addition to choreographing for her own company, she has created dances for The Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance, and the Martha Graham Dance Company.

For more information about the event, contact Kelly Ritrievi at 813.974.8846 or kritriev@admin.usf.edu.