Fonds - Tara Birtwhistle

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Tara Birtwhistle

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  • 1986-[2014] (Creation)
    Birtwhistle, Tara

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1 cm of textual material + 24 photographs

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(1972 - present)

Biographical history

Tara Birtwhistle was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her dance training began at the Sherwood Park School of Dance and the Red Deer School of Ballet. She was accepted into the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division in 1986. After graduation in 1991, she joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet. She was promoted to soloist in 1995 and became a principal dancer in 2000. When she retired in 2011, she remained with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet as a Ballet Mistress. She was appointed Associate Artistic Director in 2018.

Custodial history

The records of Tara Birtwhistle came to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives as several transfers of records from the RWB and were also collected by members of the Alumni Association.

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The Tara Birtwhistle fonds includes the following series: biographical information (1991- 2006); newspaper and magazine articles (1986-[2014]); review quotes (1995-2002);and photographs (1989-2004).

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The responsibility for conforming with copyright, libel and privacy legislation lies with the researcher.

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See also the unedited interview from "Forty Years of One Night Stands" housed as part of the Audio-Visual collection.

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  • English

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