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The Creative Habit
Troy University Theatre and Dance welcomes all first-year students into the Creative Habit Learning community comprised of four courses that all new TROY Theatre and Dance students take together in sequence. The “Creative Habit” class, inspired by Twyla Tharp’s bestselling book The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use it for Life, is in place to inspire students to seek their own creative journeys, processes, and habits.
The Creative Habit is authored by one of America’s greatest choreographers, Twyla Tharp. She began her career in 1965 and has created more than 130 dances for her company as well as for the Joffrey Ballet, The New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, London’s Royal Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. She won two Emmys for television’s Baryshnikov by Tharp, and a Tony Award for the recent Broadway musical, Movin’ Out. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
“Though in context (her acclaimed book, The Creative Habit-Learn It and Use It for Life) is a choreographer’s work, its principles are universally applicable … emphasizing the work habits that lead to success… it could change your life”.