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There are many great American choreographers of our time It is through their creative genious that musicals and movies are made memorable If it wasnt for the work of these choreographers musical theatre wouldnt be what it is today It is because of these choreographers that musical theatre is what it is These choreographers brought to musical theatre dance technique that was only once used in ballet In fact it was because of this that ballet and jazz as well as all the other forms of dance One of these great American choreographers is Tommy Tune Tommy Tune was born on February 28 1939 on Wichita Falls Texas He was born to the parents of Jim P and Eva Mae Tune He was the only son of these Jim and Eva Tune Tommy and his family moved to Houston Texas in the early 1940s His father went to Houston to service oil rigs Jim Tune also trained horses as a hobby and side income for the family It was here that Young Tommy Tune often dallied around the paddocks attempting to imitate the horses gaitsp417 Moritz Already we can see that Tommy had a gift for copying moves and gestures which is a main form of dance Dance was evident in Tommys blood In fact both of Tommys parents were both amateur ballroom dancers so it is really clear that Tommy was a born dancer The Tunes hoped to find a constructive outlet for their sons enormous energy by enrolling him in a dance class when he was fivep417 Moritz So Tommy began his training in dance at an early age Tommy was taking classes in tap and acrobatics However Tommy really enjoyed ballet it is said that he loved loved the feeling of flyingp16 Bordman Even as a kid Tommy had the calling of a director within he him He claims that I whipped a lot of kids I knew into shapep417 Moritz
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