Maria Tallchief

Author: Terry Barber

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ISBN: 978-1-77153-045-3
Type of Publication: Paperback
Number of Pages: 48
Order Number: 4-3519
Fry Reading Level Grade(s): 2
CLB Reading Level(s): 3, 4, 5
Lexile Reading Level: 380L
CASAS Reading Level(s): B (201-210 reading score range)
Publisher: Grass Roots Press

Product Description

Maria Tallchief (1925-2013) was a famous prima ballerina. Born to a father from the Osage tribe and a mother with Scottish and Irish heritage, Maria Tallchief discovered her passion for ballet at the age of three. At 17, she moved to New York City, where she studied under and then married George Balanchine. Her dedication and hard work resulted in a style of dance that dazzled audiences around the world. Maria Tallchief retired from dance at the age of 40, but continued to support and inspire young ballerinas until her death at age 88.