Tharp's appointment provides the veteran choreographer with rehearsal studios, administrative space and office services, in addition to an annual salary and health benefits for the next two years. Funding is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Joyce created the residency to allow choreographers to focus on artistic efforts and "to establish a daily choreographic practice while also infusing the Joyce’s operations with their ongoing insights."
Open classes with Tharp will also be offered weekdays 10:30 AM-noon.
"I am very grateful to The Joyce Theater for the secure home in New York City. I look forward to offering daily classes to the public and conducting rehearsals on a consistent basis," Tharp said in a statement.
Tharp's work on Broadway also includes Come Fly With Me and The Times They Are A-Changin'. She received one Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, 19 honorary doctorates, the Vietnam Veterans of America President's Award, the 2004 National Medal of the Arts, the 2008 Jerome Robbins Prize and a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor.