Tyler Walters

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Program in Dance

External address: 205 Bivins Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: Box 90686, Durham, NC 27708-0686
Phone: (919) 660-3355

Overview

As a leading dancer with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, Tyler Walters was featured in over a thousand performances at major venues across the United States and around the world. During his twelve years with the Joffrey he also appeared on national and international television including in three of the "Dance in America" series. His performing career also included Principal Dancer and Principal Guest Artist appearances with such companies as Pennsylvania Ballet, National Ballet of Iceland, and Atlanta Ballet.

Mr. Walters’ choreography has gained national recognition including a Choo-San Goh Award, and a fellowship from the New York Choreographic Institute (New York City Ballet affiliate). He has created nine commissioned dances for Carolina Ballet and has had ballets commissioned by Oregon Ballet Theatre, American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, the Joffrey Concert Dancers, and Ballet Theatre of Chicago. His choreography has also been in the repertory of Pennsylvania Ballet and Lexington Ballet. Additionally, he has created over 50 dances for pre-professional and university dance programs including Duke University Ballet Repertory, Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive, and North Carolina Dance Theatre School, and The Julliard summer program among many others.

Founding Director of the Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive, Mr. Walters developed and lead a highly selective program, which accepts about 150 talented students from all over the world to work and study with a renowned faculty including artists of Carolina Ballet for five weeks each summer. He also works with Carolina Ballet as Resident Guest Teacher for company class and has taught for such professional companies and training programs as the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Ballet Preljocaj, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Ballet Hispanico, Abraham in Motion, the Joffrey Ballet School, The Julliard School, North Carolina Dance Theatre School, Princeton Ballet School, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and Regional Dance America.

Ballet Under Glass: Specimens. Audio (2016)

"Ballet Under Glass: Specimens" is a site-specific installation sponsored by the Ballet Forward Initiative. Choreography by Tyler Walters, media art by Joseph Amodei, soundscape by John Hanks.

Two Steps Forward (and some number of steps in various directions. Choreographer. (2016)

Choreographed with Duke dance students to perform at the fall dance concert, November Dances 2016.

Ballet Under Glass: Specimens. Choreographer. (2016)

A site-specific ballet installation featuring guest artists from Carolina Ballet, Ashley Hathaway and Adam Crawford Chavis. Sponsored by the Ballet Forward Initiative. With soundscape by John Hanks and media art by Joseph Amodei.

Quartetometry. Choreographer. (2015)

Choreographed for Duke student dancers to perform at the fall dance concert, November Dances 2015.

What's Yours is Mine. Choreographer. (2014)

Choreographed with Duke student dancers to perform at the fall dance concert, November Dances 2014.

What Follows. Choreographer. (2013)

Choreography for Duke student dancers to perform during fall dance concert November Dances 2013.

B2B to the Nth. Choreographer. (2012)

Choreographed for and performed by Duke University Ballet Repertory Ensemble at Reynolds Theater.

Concertosity. Choreographer. (2012)

Created for the pre-professional students and summer trainees at the Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive. Premiered on the culminating performance of the intensive which included works danced by students and the Carolina Ballet professional company.

Object Lessons. Choreographer. (2011)

Choreographed for and performed by Duke University Ballet Repertory Ensemble at Reynolds Theater. Collaborated with composer and percussionist John Hanks. Excerpts of this work were also performed at ACDFA 2012 and for Dance Program outreach.

String Symphony. Choreographer. (2011)

Choreographed an 18 minute ballet for the Adv/Pre-professional students and trainees of the Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive.

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B2B to the Nth. Choreographer. (2012)

Choreographed for and performed by Duke University Ballet Repertory Ensemble at Reynolds Theater.

Concertosity. Choreographer. (2012)

Created for the pre-professional students and summer trainees at the Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive. Premiered on the culminating performance of the intensive which included works danced by students and the Carolina Ballet professional company.

Object Lessons. Choreographer. (2011)

Choreographed for and performed by Duke University Ballet Repertory Ensemble at Reynolds Theater. Collaborated with composer and percussionist John Hanks. Excerpts of this work were also performed at ACDFA 2012 and for Dance Program outreach.

String Symphony. Choreographer. (2011)

Choreographed an 18 minute ballet for the Adv/Pre-professional students and trainees of the Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive.

Outsiders. Choreographer. (2011)

Co-choreographed (with Julie Walters) for and performed by Duke University Ballet Repertory Ensemble at Reynolds Theater during spring dance concert ChoreoLab 2011.

I-Mobile. Choreographer. (2011)

This ballet was commissioned for Carolina Ballet's 2011-2012 season by the the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and was inspired by the Alexander Calder exhibit "Form, Balance, Joy."

The Nutcracker, Carolina Ballet. Dancer. (2010)

Performed the role of Drosselmeyer

Concerto. Choreographer. (2010)

Choreographed for 26 advanced and pre-professional students for the Carolina Ballet Summer Intensive. 2 sold out performances at the Progress Energy Center.

White. Choreographer. (2010)

Collaborated with visiting artists So Percussion on this project, which featured live music by the renowned quartet. Two performances by the Duke University Ballet Repertory Ensemble at Reynolds Theater.

Romeo and Juliet, Carolina Ballet. Dancer. (2010)

Performed the role of Lord Capulet

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