Who Is Maria Tallchief?

Who Is Maria Tallchief?

by Catherine Gourley, Val Paul Taylor


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Born in 1925, Maria Tallchief spent part of her childhood on an Osage reservation in Oklahoma. With the support of her family and world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine, she rose to the top of her art form to become America's first prima ballerina. Black-and-white illustrations provide visual sidebars to the history of ballet while taking readers through the life of this amazing dancer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756915926
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 103
Sales rank: 628,028
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Who Is Maria Tallchief?1
The Osage Reservation3
The Rampage10
The Keeper of the Drum14
Pianos and Toe Shoes20
Madame Nijinska28
On the Road37
Mr. Balanchine's Muse55
The Firebird's Magic69
Princess of Two Worlds77
New Loves and Sad Farewells83
The Protest90
The Swans95

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