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Maria Tallchief

Maria Tallchief, American former ballerina. Member of National Society Arts and Letters.

Background

  • Tallchief, Maria was born on January 24, 1925 in Fairfax, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Alexander Joseph and Ruth Mary (Porter) Tallchief.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Lake Forest College, Illinois. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Colby College, Waterville, Maine, 1968. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Ripon College, 1973.

      Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Boston College. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Smith College, 1981. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1982.

      Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Yale University, 1984. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), St. Mary of the Woods College, 1984. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Dartmouth College, 1985.

      Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), St. Xaviar College, 1989. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), University Illinois, 1997.

    Career

    • Ballerina Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, 1942-1947. With New York City Ballet Company, 1947-1965, prima ballerina, 1947-1960. Founder Chicago City Ballet, 1981, artistic director, 1981—1987.

      Now ballet director Lyric Opera Chicago, since 1979. Ballerina Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, 1942—1947, New York City Ballet Company, 1947—1965, prima ballerina, 1947—1960. Founder Chicago City Ballet, 1979.

      Director ballet Lyric Opera Chicago, since 1979.

    Works

    • Sonnets to Orpheus
    • One of the literary masterpieces of the century, this translation is now presented with facing-page German.

    Membership

    Member of National Society Arts and Letters.

    Connections

    • Married Henry Paschen, Junior, June 3, 1956. 1 child Elise Paschen.
    Maria Tallchief
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    Born January 24, 1925
    • 1968
      Colby College
    • 1973
      Ripon College
    • 1981
      Smith College
    • 1982
      Northwestern University
    • 1984
      Yale University
    • 1984
      St. Mary of the Woods College
    • 1985
      Dartmouth College
    • 1989
      St. Xaviar College
    • 1997
      University Illinois
    • 1942 - 1947
      Ballerina, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
    • 1979
      now ballet director, Lyric Opera Chicago
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