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George Balanchine & Maria Tallchief ~1947
Maria Tallchief and Balanchine
Maria Tallchief in George Balanchine's The Four Temperaments
Maria Tallchief in Balanchine's Firebird
Maria Tallchief with George Balanchine. Photo by Martha Swope.
Balanchine and ballerinas
Maria Tallchief. Prima ballerina and American Indian who married George Balanchine and acted as his muse.
I must read Maria Tallchief's autobiography; the half-Native American ballerina created the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the first Balanchine Nutcracker and was also Balanchine's wife.
vintage ballet...Maria Tallchief
george balanchine’s school of american ballet, 1936.