Thyrsa Da Rosa Hartel is a native of Asuncion, Paraguay. She graduated from the National Institute of Fine Arts of Paraguay with a degree in Classical Ballet Pedagogy, and then studied modern dance at the University of Oklahoma, with extensive focus in Graham and Limón techniques. She has performed with the National Ballet of Paraguay, and was a member of Momentum Dance Company of Guatemala City, touring Guatemala and Mexico. As a founding member of the OKC-based Hartel Dance Group, she has performed in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Sioux Falls, SD; Fort Myers and Orlando, FL; Austin, TX; New York City; and Asuncion, Paraguay.
In 2009, Ms. Hartel was invited to perform on the 9th Gala Latinoamericana de Ballet in Asuncion, and has been a member of the jury of the Seminario Internacional de Danca de Brasilia since 2014, teaching classes, coaching, and judging one of the oldest dance competitions in Brazil. Every summer since 2016 she has traveled to teach Pilates and coach dancers at the Centre de la Dansa de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. She has taught ballet and modern dance at Oklahoma City Ballet Conservatory and Inner City Dance OKC, among others, and is a certified Pilates instructor. She is the Executive Director of Hartel Dance Group. Ms. Hartel is an American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum Affiliate Teacher, who has completed certification in Primary through Level 3 of the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum. She currently teaches Pre-Primary A and B, Primary A, and Level 1A classes at The School of Oklahoma City Ballet.