Theara J. Ward
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Theara J. Ward began her professional career with the Dance Theatre of Harlem at 13 years old. Her first lead role was as The Priestess in Rythmetron, choreographed by Arthur Mitchell. She has performed Balanchine ballets, such as The Four Temperaments, First Theme, Agon, Pas de Deux, Serenade, Dark Angel, Stars and Stripes, Fancy Free, Late Arrival as well as Swan Lake (Act 2), Creole Giselle (Bathilde), Footprints Dressed in Red, Firebird, and Princess of Unreal Beauty. She appeared in the film Eagles’ View Drive, choreographed by Arthur Mitchell, with Eddie Shellman. Ward performed as a guest artist at the Ballet British Colombia Gala in 1987. She also originated the role of Ghost of Christmas Future for the Madison Square Garden Version of A Christmas Carol.