Maria Tallchief
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Maria Tallchief Net Worth 2022, Height, Wiki, Age


: 24 January 1925


: Aquarius


: 11 April 2013


: 88 years

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  • Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Tall Chief was considered America's first major prima ballerina, and was the first Native American to hold the rank
Born:24 January 1925 Comment
When did Maria Tallchief die? / Died11 April 2013
How many years did Maria Tallchief live? / Lived88 years
Zodiac sign:Aquarius

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 Maria Tallchief facts

  • Almost from birth, Tall Chief was involved in dance, starting formal lessons at age three
  • When she was eight, her family relocated from her birth home of Fairfax, Oklahoma, to Los Angeles, California, to advance the careers of her and her younger sister, Marjorie
  • At age 17, she moved to New York City in search of a spot with a major ballet company, and, at the urging of her superiors, took the name Maria Tallchief
  • She spent the next five years with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, where she met legendary choreographer George Balanchine
  • When Balanchine co-founded what would become the New York City Ballet in 1946, Tallchief became the company's first star
  • The combination of Balanchine's difficult choreography and Tallchief's passionate dancing revolutionized the ballet
  • Her 1949 role in The Firebird catapulted Tallchief to the top of the ballet world, establishing her as a prima ballerina
  • Her role as the Sugarplum Fairy in The Nutcracker transformed the ballet from obscure to America's most popular
  • She traveled the world, becoming the first American to perform in Moscow's Bolshoi Theater
  • She made regular appearances on American TV before she retired in 1966
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