Birtwhistle Tara


Classical Ballet / Principal

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tara Birtwhistle grew up in Sherwood Park, Alberta and later moved to Red Deer, Alberta. Birtwhistle credits her pre-professional training to the Sherwood Park School of Dance and the Red Deer School of Ballet. In 1986, she began her professional training with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division. She graduated from the Professional Division in 1991 and immediately joined the RWB as a corps de ballet member. In 1995, she was promoted to soloist and in 2000 became a principal dancer.

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