January 24: Maria Tallshief. TALLCHIEF: AMERICA’S PRIMA BALLERINA

Maria Tallchief, ballerina

Jan. 24, 1925-

Tallchief: America’s Prima Ballerina by Maria Tallchief, with Rosemary Wells, illustrated by Gary Kelley (Viking Juvenile, 1999)

Native
American ballerina Maria Tallchief tells the story of her own childhood
up to her move to New York at seventeen in pursuit of a dance career.

A few images of Tallchief can be seen at The Ballerina Gallery.

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