Biography Sketch: Maria Tallchief

Biography Sketech: Maria TallChief
Maria Tallchief on the front cover of Dance Magazine in 1954.

Maria Tallchief on the front cover of Dance Magazine in 1954.

Maria Tallchief was a famous Native American prima ballerina. ┬áIn 1996, Tallchief received a Kennedy Center Honor and was inducted the National Women’s Hall of Fame. She received the National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. government.

 

 

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Learn More!

1. NY Times Article “Maria Tallchief, a Dazzling Ballerina and Muse for Balanchine, Dies at 88

2. Biography.com

3. National Women’s History Museum


Biography Sketech: Maria TallChief

 

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