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Who Was Maria Tallchief?

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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.

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Paperback: 112 pages