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  • n. United States ballerina who promoted American ballet through tours and television appearances (born in 1925)


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  • What tiny percent of the public ever heard of Maria Tallchief, Alexander Schneider or Katherine Dunham?

    Robert J. Elisberg: Standing by Jerry Leiber (1933-2011)

  • In the original Ballet Society cast, only Maria Tallchief (the viola) and Todd Bolender were professionals; the violin, Tanaquil Le Clercq, was still in the school.

    Another Slice of Elo; A Sweet Morris Returns

  • The Russian-inflected program Feb. 3 and Feb. 7 includes Peter Martins's slight but charming "Zakouski" and two works by Balanchine, the bracing "Stravinsky Violin Concerto" and "Allegro Brillante," which the ballerina Maria Tallchief admired for its "expansive Russian romanticism."

    The New Yorker

  • Moreover, the two blocks the association embraces - between Central Park and Broadway - have been home to many celebrities who the association believes might also be deserving of street names: the ballet dancers Maria Tallchief and

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  • Tallchief turned herself in in late 2005 and was released from federal prison in June after serving five years.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Tallchief shot 55 in rain-shortened regional at Cushing to qualify for the big show.


  • Dawn Tallchief, Assistant Director for the Office of Professional Military Graduate Education, displays her Untitled work which functioned as a therapeudic release from her cancer treatment. stories

  • Tallchief, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2007, said making art was a therapeutic outlet during a dim period in her life. stories

  • "It helped me educate and inform others," Tallchief said. stories

  • Solis, a man who Tallchief thought was in love with her, later left, leaving her with only $1,000 and their child.

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