Maria Tallchief

 

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: legendary prima ballerina considered as one of America's first great prima ballerina who gave life to such works as The Nutcracker, Firebird, and other balletic masterpieces from legendary choreographer and one-time husband George Balanchine (d. 1983), to whom she married from 1946 to 1950 and became one of five Oklahoma natives of American Indian descent in the ballet world from the 1960's throughout the 1960's.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: January 24, 1925

 

Died: April 11, 2013

 

Location: Chicago, Illinois