Maria Tallchief

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Subject:
Dance
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Maria Tallchief

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Born: January 24, 1925, Fairfax, OKDied: April 11, 2013, Chicago, ILEducation: Beverly Hills High School

Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Tall Chief was considered America's first major prima ballerina, and was the first Native American to hold the rank.

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Maria Tallchief quickly became a popular figure in ballet, performing in productions such as Orpheus, Scotch Symphony, Miss Julie, Firebird and The Nutcracker (performing as Sugar Plum Fairy).

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In 1996, Tallchief became one of only five artists to receive the Kennedy Center Honors for their artistic contributions in the United States.

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