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Maria Tallchief

Dancing Queens

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The American Ballet Theatre recently announced that Misty Copeland would be promoted to the role of principal dancer, the first African-American woman to be named to this esteemed role in the world of ballet.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jill S. Tietjen

We learn, laugh and smile as we discover these women and see footage or photos of their performances.

Maria Tallchief Helped Me Walk Again

Ina Pinkney | Posted 06.15.2013 | Chicago
Ina Pinkney

Despite years of arthritic changes to her back, hands and legs, the carriage and position of her head were unmistakeable. The impossibly high cheekbones and broad smile were dazzling. This was still the woman who had walked the earth on point.

Remembering Maria Tallchief

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 06.13.2013 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

As she touched my hand to adjust it, I was keenly aware that this same hand had also touched Balanchine, Nureyev and countless others. It was hard to wrap your head around. I was thirteen years old and I had never been more intimidated. Or more thrilled.

Ballet Legend Maria Tallchief Dies At 88

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 06.12.2013 | Arts

CHICAGO -- Maria Tallchief, one of America's first great prima ballerinas who gave life to such works as "The Nutcracker," "Firebird," and other maste...