BEHIND THE DANCE
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. In 2014, she was the associate choreographer for the Sochi Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. She was also the assistant choreographer for the film; 'Love And Other Drugs' and for the Italian San Remo TV Award show for three years in a row. She has choreographed music videos for music artists Andrew McMahon, Son Lux, Skyes, FireHorse and SENIT.
Her company TunanuT has created events for Panorama Music Festival,
Figment Festival NYC, The Blue Bus Project, Big Data's fall tour 2015,
Un(Scene) Art show, Ballroom Marfa, The Feast, and The Windmill Factory. As a dancer, Tyler has been featured in such films as 'Across the Universe’, 'The Wackness,' and the Italian TV show 'Amici.' 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 improv, contemporary, and modern dance in Russia, Germany, Hungary, Italy and throughout the USA. She also has been on faculty at Montclair State University, Joffrey Ballet School, New York Dance Project, and Peridance Capezio.