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  • Lynnette Smith

    Amazon.com: Dancing for Mr B - Six Balanchine Ballerinas / Moylan, Tallchief, Ashley, Kistler, Hayden, Kent: Maria Tallchief, George Balanchine: Movies & TV

  • Nancy Sher Malone

    Dancing for Mr B - Six Balanchine Ballerinas / Moylan, Tallchief, Ashley, Kistler, Hayden, Kent DVD ~ Maria Tallchief, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CK7OMO/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_PWu0pb0G4J043

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"If anything at all, perfection is finally achieved not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away." -Maria Tallchief

George Balanchine in 1958, when he was ballet master of the New York City Ballet, working with Maria Tallchief.

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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.

Maria Tallchief, America's Prima Ballerina

This is the first full-length documentary on this legendary dance figure who helped spark the founding of the New York City Ballet Company in 1948. Maria Tallchief began ballet lessons at age four in Fairfax, Oklahoma—an Osage Indian community—and went on to stardom in roles created specifically for her by her husband and choreographer, George Balanchine

Beautiful photos - a time when even the ballerinas seemed to enjoy a little more weight in their carriage :)

George Balanchine co-authored 101 Stories of the Great Ballets.