Theara J Ward

Dance Theatre of Harlem

 

Theara J. Ward began her professional career with the Dance Theater of Harlem at thirteen years old.  Her first lead role was as The Priestess in Rythmetron, choreographed by Arthur Mitchell. 

Balanchine ballets:  The Four Temperaments, First Theme Agon, Pas de Deux, Serenade, Dark Angel, Swan Lake, Act 2, Big Swans, Stars and Stripes; 

Fancy Free, Late Arrival, Choreographer: Jerome Robbins; Creole Giselle, Bathilde de lad Coeur, Staged by – Frederic Franklin; Footprints Dressed in Red, Choreographer: Garth Fagan; Firebird, Princess of Unreal Beauty, Choreographer: John Taras, (original cast) 

Film: Eagles’ View Drive, with Eddie Shellman, Choreographer: Arthur Mitchell (adaptation of Biosfera)

Guest Artist: Ballet British Columbia Gala, 1987, with Eddie Shellman, Agon- Pas de Deux

Theara also originated the role of Ghost of Christmas Future for the Madison Square Garden Version of “A Christmas Carol,”Director : Mike Okrent, Choreographer: Susan Stroman, Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics, Lynn Ahrens

Serenade Photo Credit: Martha Swope
Serenade- Martha Swope
w/ Fabian Barnes
CATS/ Paris

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