Maria Tallchief's Death

Born (Birthday) January 24, 1925

Death Date April 11, 2013

Age of Death 88 years

Cause of Death Complication

Profession Dancer

The dancer Maria Tallchief died at the age of 88 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American dancer best known for becoming the first Native American prima ballerina. She danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and the New York City Ballet, performing in such famous pieces as The Nutcracker and The Firebird.

She was married to George Balanchine for six years. She later married Henry “Buzz” Paschen, Jr. and remained with him until his death in 2004. The couple had one daughter, Elise.