Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014

Professional Dancer, Choreographer Tyler Gilstrap at Fine Arts CenterProfessional Dancer, Choreographer Tyler Gilstrap at Fine Arts Center in dance poseTyler Gilstrap, who recently served as associate choreographer for the Sochi 2104 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, will serve as Artist-in-Residence at the Fine Arts Center from February 24-28.

The dance classes, with Instructor Jan Woodward, are scheduled each day from 9:15-11:00 am and 1:30-3:20 pm. Gilstrap will also conduct a master class on Tuesday from 4:45-6:15 pm in the Dance Studio for FAC students and community dancers. Both pieces of choreography will be performed in the Fine Arts Center Dance Concert on Friday, April 25.


Tyler Gilstrap (Danville, VA) earned her BFA in Dance from Southern Methodist University. She was a founding member of Battleworks Dance Company (2001-2010), under the direction of Robert Battle. Recently, she was the associate choreographer for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Ms. Gilstrap has been a featured dancer in such films as ‘Across the Universe’, ‘The Wackness,‘ and the Italian TV show ‘Amici.’ She was also the assistant choreographer for the film; 'Love and Other Drugs' and the Italian San Remo TV Award show for the past three years. She has been a guest artist with the Bavarian State Opera, Irish Modern Dance Theater, The Windmill Factory, Azure Barton, New York Theater Ballet, Corbin Dances, and Amy Marshall Dance Company. She has taught hip-hop, improv, contemporary, and modern dance in Russia, Germany, Hungary, Italy and throughout the USA. She is currently is on faculty at Montclair State University.

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